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Yiddish Gifts

Our Yiddish gifts are sure to tickle the fancy of anyone on your list. Young or old, Yiddish wit has wisdom for all of us. You probably know the expression "if you can't say something nice say it in Yiddish". Yiddish is a wonderfully juicy language with so many expressions and such wisdoms, that are the product of centuries of suffering and survival. 
I spoke Yiddish with my dear father Z'L Charles Oser, I remember many expressions he said to me, many of which I have put on products. I know he would approve! he would say  "Die bist a sheine Meidele ober auch a Vilde Chaya" you're a sweet gifrl but a bit of a wild one. Yes true!

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  • The ORIGINAL Schlep (Carry) Tote Bag Designed by Barbara Shaw The ORIGINAL Schlep (Carry) Tote Bag Designed by Barbara Shaw

    The ORIGINAL Schlep (Carry) Tote Bag Designed by Barbara Shaw

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $25.00
    It's not by chance that the Yiddish word 'Schlep' has become a standard part of our vernacular. This expression has built-in onomatopoeia, the act of pushing the air out of your mouth to say, s-c-h-l-e-p reminds you how it feels to schlep - whether it be...
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  • Mensch T-Shirt Mensch T-Shirt

    Mensch T-Shirt

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $25.00
    I'm often asked "What is a Mensch?". It is hard to define; a Mensch is a decent, nice, cool guy. It's about being the kind of man everyone hoped you would be. Show your love and appreciation for a mensch you know with a great "Mensch" T-shirt,...
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  • Yiddish Wisdom Bowl - "Like What you Have"

    Yiddish Wisdom Bowl - "Like What you Have"

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $39.00
    You probably know the expression "if you can't say something nice say it in Yiddish". Yiddish is a wonderfully juicy language with so many expressions and such wisdoms, that are the product of centuries of suffering and survival.   Yiddish is...
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  • Yiddish Wisdom Bowl - "Eat A Bit"

    Yiddish Wisdom Bowl - "Eat A Bit"

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $39.00
    You probably know the expression "if you can't say something nice say it in Yiddish". Yiddish is a wonderfully juicy language with so many expressions and such wisdoms, that are the product of centuries of suffering and survival.     I spoke...
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  • Yiddishism Glass challah Cutting Board Yiddishism Glass challah Cutting Board

    Yiddishism Glass challah Cutting Board

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $39.00
    This glass challah board, designed by Tova Safra, always produces a giggle. A bissel, a nosher, gezunt, chazer. Oy Vey! A fun way to gauge how much you can eat. So where do you stand?   HANDMADE printed glass cutting board, created and...
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  • Yiddish Wisdom Magnets

    Yiddish Wisdom Magnets

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $9.00
    There is so much wisdom captured in Yiddish Proverbs. Some popular ones are “Man reigns, Woman rules”, ”One friend is worth ten relatives”,  “Man plans, Gods laughs”. Take your pick! A lovely gift that is sure to...
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  • "Kvetch" List Notepad

    "Kvetch" List Notepad

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $12.00
    List all your kvetches in one place! This notepad with a magnetic backing is yiddishe humor at its finest! It is a famous best-seller and instant favorite of ours! A great gift for anyone with a sense of humor!    HANDMADE unique notepad...
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  • "A Little Macher" baby boy Onesie

    "A Little Macher" baby boy Onesie

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $18.00
    Little Macher onsie will be the pperfect gift for the new born baby boy, A humorous gift for the little one.  HANDMADE Baby Onesie, created and printed in Jerusalem in our own ethical all woman workshop. Made with love and care. AUTHENTIC...
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  • Faynshmeker - Gourmet T-shirt Faynshmeker - Gourmet T-shirt

    Faynshmeker - Gourmet T-shirt

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $25.00
    "Faynshmeker" is a Yiddish expression that roughly translates as a gourmet, or someone who recognizes the finer things in life.  Is that you or someone you know?  Barbara says, "I'm a bit of Faynshmeker myself. I know what I like and...
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  • Bubbeleh Onesie

    Bubbeleh Onesie

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $18.00
    For your little bubbeleh! This light pink babygrow with snap bottom is for the baby girl so cute you just can't keep from pinching her cheeks! Perfect for your little one who has just come the world. HANDMADE Baby Onesie, created and printed in...
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  • "Tough to be a Jew" Funny Yiddish T-Shirt

    "Tough to be a Jew" Funny Yiddish T-Shirt

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $25.00
    It's that much more true when you say it in Yiddish... ;-) It is tough to be a Jew but it also has it perks:) !Proud Yiddin!  HANDMADE men's T-shirt , created and printed in Jerusalem in our own ethical all woman workshop. Made with love...
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  • Shayne Meydele Onesie

    Shayne Meydele Onesie

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $18.00
    A shayne maidele is a Yiddish expression meaning a nice, pretty, sweet, young girl. A very suitable description for a little baby you may know or have! HANDMADE Baby Onesie, created and printed in Jerusalem in our own ethical all woman workshop. Made...
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  • Chutzpah Black Tote Chutzpah Black Tote

    Chutzpah Black Tote

    $25.00
    Come on, a little Chutzpah never hurt anyone! Israelis are famous for their gall daring and guts. How else would the country survive? Our fun Chutzpah tote bag provides our interpretation of the meaning of Chutzpah 38 x 38 cm (15 x 15 in.) Cotton canvas...
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  • "Vilde Khaye" / Wild Beast Apron (Navy)

    "Vilde Khaye" / Wild Beast Apron (Navy)

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $29.00
    This apron is the perfect gift for a person regarded as a "wild beast". (Don't worry, it's used as a form of endearment!) My father used to call me this as a child - I was a bit of a wild one. Hope I still am :-) The term also...
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  • The ORIGINAL Schlep (Carry) Tote Bag, Black Yiddish -15 in X 15 in, mid weight cotton canvas tote bag with closure

    The ORIGINAL Schlep (Carry) Tote Bag, Black Yiddish -15 in X 15 in, mid weight cotton canvas tote bag with closure

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $25.00
    It`s not by chance that the Yiddish word Schlep has become a standard part of our vernacular. This expression has built-in onomatopoeia, the act of pushing the air out of your mouth to say, s-c-h-l-e-p reminds you how it feels to schlep; whether it be...
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  • Mini Mensch (Minnie Man) eating Bib set of two for sweet babies

    Mini Mensch (Minnie Man) eating Bib set of two for sweet babies

    Barbara Shaw Gifts

    $29.00
    For the Mini Mensch in your life! A cute bib and another spare one - or as a gift for another small Mensch. Hope the small fry has learnt form the Big Mensch in your life.  Machine washable.   HANDMADE original Baby Bibs. Sewn and printed...
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