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Restarting Barbara Shaw Gifts

I started my business on this day eight years ago. It felt courageous to start from scratch at the age of 53. I had started a business similar to this one about 25 years ago, and ran it for 10 years, but I was purely a wholesaler and it was when the internet days were starting up. I operated [...]

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It's Always Time For Love

http://www.barbarashawgifts.com/ahava-love-clock/Are you usually on time? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Are you able to accomplish what you want to do before deadlines? Are you a good time manager?If your answer is “no” to any of the questions you can use these 20 tips on how to be a better time manager:Learn [...]

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Time flies

Spring is bursting forth a little early this year in Israel. The pale pink blossoms of the almond trees line most streets.Spring also heralds the festivals of Purim and Passover. Time seems to be rushing by particularly fast so we thought that some tips on time management might be helpful as you gaze [...]

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New Store Opening Raanana - The Creative Process

I never thought I would have three stores. I never thought I would even have one store.When I first started the business many years ago I was afraid of employing people I was afraid of commitments. But after dealing with stores for many years, I have come to the conclusion that I love having my [...]

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New line of Greeting Cards - the design process

For some time I have been asked about gift cards. While I do have a broad range, I was asked for cards for specific events. Births, weddings Bar/Batmitzvahs and the like. I wondered who still writes cards, and then in the space of a few weeks I was invited to various weddings and other joyous [...]

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Reinventing Passover - A Younger and Older Perspective

Why is this Pesach Passover different from all other Pesachs??? Elisheva Wein new Retail Manager at Barbara ShawPesach is approaching, and it will be my first one in Israel away from my family. Having made Aliyah about 9 months ago, I feel fairly settled down now. I’ve had the Ulpan – (learning Hebrew) experience, I've started working (!!), I've created a [...]

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To Everything There is a Season.....

It's been a cold winter - relatively. But today the first of February I know that in a few days it will be Tu be Shavat Arbor day or the festival of the trees. I am also reminded by ads on the radio and in the press and by going to the supermarket seeing the [...]

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The Joys of Sheinkin Street

As you have hopefully heard by now, Barbara Shaw Contemporary Gifts is opening up a new storefront at 17 Sheinkin Street in Tel Aviv this Thursday! In anticipation for this glorious occasion, we would love to tell you about all of the amazing things to do on this highly popular street, commonly referred to as “the Soho of Tel [...]

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Hanukah is Coming!

Hanukah is coming!It is one of the loveliest times of year to be living in Jerusalem, as Hanukah is finally around the corner! The streets are decorated with holiday lights, stores have menorahs in their windows, and there is not one supermarket, café, or bakery without the sweet smell of sufganiyot, or jelly doughnuts, wafting through the air. Wandering [...]

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Guide to a Wonderful and Successful School Year

A quiet calm has come over the streets of Jerusalem that indicates that the Chagim are over and it is the time for a return to normalcy. Although school has been underway for nearly two months in the states and across the globe, students are just now returning to university and their studies here in Israel. In that spirit, [...]

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