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Sunday, March 24th, 2019 10:20 am by shirlala

A-fi-KO-men is actually a Greek word for "dessert." During the Seder, we take one of the three matzot on the Seder plate and crack it in half. This is the "Ya-chatz" step in the 14 parts of the Seder. (Which makes for a very fun karate chop, "YA-chatz!!") The larger half of the matzah is carefully placed in a special Afikomen bag. At some point the Afikomen is stolen and hidden. Sometimes parents do this, sometimes the children. It must be found though, because you cannot finish the Seder without dessert, right? Usually there’s some fun negotiating or straight out bribing to get it back. But it’s worth it.

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