But did you know that what is perhaps the most famous toy in the world was invented by a Jewish couple?
Born in 1916 in Denver, Ruth Marianna Mosko was the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Poland. She married her school friend Elliot Handler, son of a Jewish family. They met each other at a B’nai B’rith event for Jewish teens.
The couple started their business career by producing furniture made of new types of plastic. Elliot had a business partner named Harold Matson, and together they founded “Mattel,” a combination of parts...
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