Depending on whom you ask, Bratz are odd-looking multiethnic dolls with big eyes and skimpy clothes - or they're, like, the coolest things ever.
For a second or two, it seems like the cloth doll is going to leap from the table to the stove and start wielding a spatula.
"Everyone wanted to clone our mother, which is why we created our Dancing Matzahman, said Davida Lampkin-Tydings. Actually, the singing, swaying doll -- voted best new Passover item at the 2003 Kosherfest -- looks like a male chef wearing matzah print. But press his foot, and the plush figure raps in the voice of Lampkin-Tydings' mother, Pauline S. Lampkin, whose photo is on the tag.
Rabbi doll sales are just one way that North American Jews are being encouraged to support Israel as the Palestinian intifada enters its third year.