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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 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?
Body 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 afikoman is another two cups of wine. Retrieve that hid...
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.
The two halves of the matzah correspond to the two redemptions we celebrate on the night of Passover.
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