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Afikoman: (lit. "dessert,") from the Aramaic fiku man, the piece of matzah that is hidden and then eaten at the conclusion of the Seder meal to recall the Paschal sacrifice
The Talmud on the Pesach Seder, Lesson 10
A pithy Mishna cryptically speaks of the Passover Seder Dinner's conclusion, the Sages carefully analyze and elucidate. The result is a profound understanding of how (and why) the taste of the Korban Pesach meat or (in our exilic times) Matzah must linger...
The Hidden Passover Dessert
Towards the end of the Passover Seder we eat the Afikoman (dessert), which is a piece of matzah that is hidden, which reminds us of the Paschal sacrifice. Learn the deeper significance of this matzah on five levels.
At regular Shabbat and Festival meals we have two loaves of Challah - bread, why at the Seder night do we have three Matzahs?
What We Do Are you sure you’ve eaten enough? Filled up on that exotic fruit salad? Had enough to drink? Better be sure, because this is your last chance. The only thing to pass your lips tonight after this afikomen is another two cups of wine. Retrieve th...
After fifteen frenzied minutes, the Finkel cousins returned to the living room. Kevin turned in the report. "Sorry, Dad. For a small house, there's a lot of places to hide a matzah"
Matzah represents the bare necessities of life. The Passover offering represents luxuries whose function is solely to give pleasure. Maror represents a middle ground between these two extremes...
Is the Afikoman supposed to be such a focus? What are we teaching our kids?
It’s something we do every year, and it forms a big part of the family Seder tradition. But why do we do it?
Jewish Kids Crafts
Join Abbey and her friends in creating a personalized Passover craft that you can use at the Seder.
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