The first American Girl doll to come with an optional $68 “Sabbath Set” has been in the works for at least nine years, but it took a Heeb blogger to notice that Rebecca Rubin, the doll, shares a name with Rebecca Rubin, the suspected Earth Liberation Front arsonist wanted by the FBI. The dollmakers say it’s an “unrelated coincidence.”
On a side note, if dear R.R. is a poor Eastern European immigrant, why does she have an uppercrust Germanic-sounding surname? Well, because American girls can’t pronounce Moskowitz, a company spokeswoman suggested.