For many Jewish children, the most exciting part of the Passover seder is finding the afikomen. But where, exactly, does this tradition come from?
During a Passover seder, it's customary to put…three matzahs on the table. Then, early in the seder, we take the middle matzah, break it into two parts — and the larger portion becomes the afikomen. The word afikomen (pronounced Ah-Fee-Koh-Man) comes from Greek. Traditionally, this piece of matzah is eaten as a "dessert," after the meal. Why? Well, according to the Talmud,… >> Read More