Bidding on a Bacon Statue of Kevin Bacon
Are you a fan of bacon in all its forms? How about a statue of Kevin Bacon — made out of kosher bacon?
According to Gizmodo, the owners of a Seattle-based company that makes bacon-flavored condiments (which are, weirdly, both vegetarian and kosher-certified), commissioned an artist to fashion a statue of the actor out of their products.
It’s now up for auction on Ebay. At press time bids were up to $348 (plus $58.56 for shipping), with proceeds to go to a charity that benefits children with cancer.
But if you’re a big Kevin Bacon fan (he is nominally Catholic and his wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick is Jewish and has said that her family participates in Passover seders) you may want to bid on the big bacon bust.
If you’re worried about it being kosher enough, rest assured that the bacon Kevin Bacon is certified kosher.
According to the website of the company that makes the bacon bits out of which it was mostly fashioned, “Yes, there are rabbis out there with enough chutzpah to certify our products as kosher.”
"This holiday we take for ourselves, no longer silent servers behind the curtain, but singers of the seder, with voices of gladness, creating our own convocation, and leaving ‘The Narrow Place’ together."— E.M. Broner
"The idea of opening the door is that we hope Elijah might actually be there this year – that we might actually have done enough to change the world to have had him arrive. And, if we don’t have even the tiniest bit in us that thinks he might be there, that thinks we have tried our hardest to bring around a messianic time, with no hunger, no war, no conflict, no pain – if we don’t believe that we have tried to end those broken parts in the world – well, then I tell my students – don’t do any of it."— Rabbi Leora Kaye
"The whole seder, for me, is the tension between two statements: We say, 'We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt and now we’re free,' but before that, we pick up the matzoh, we invite the hungry in and we say, 'This year we are slaves, next year may we be free.' We are the most fortunate, liberated Jews in history. But on the other hand, there are lots of things that enslave us."— Rabbi Arthur Green