5. Tzafun (Eating of the Afikoman)

Haggadah Section: Introduction

Hidden somewhere in the room is the afikoman! It is the larger half of a matzah which was once whole.

We must now all look for it! Beware, there are other matzot broken apart hidden in the room as well.

Everyone should eat a bit of the afikoman - usually it's the last thing you eat on seder night. Tonight, it'll be the first thing you eat! It's like having dessert before dinner - every kid's dream!

Tonight we have started with a broken matzah - and had a bite. Later on, we will later come to Yachatz - traditionally the part at which a whole matzah is split into two, the larger half becoming the afikoman. In our reverse seder, at Yachatz we will re-form our matzah.

Discuss the metaphors of the afikoman. For example, we could discuss whether it's good to have a bite of something broken? Why do we have the larger half - is that greedy? Why is the matzah split in half in the first place? Why is the afikoman hidden?

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Table of contents
    Introduction
  • Introduction
  • 1. Songs
  • 4. Bareich (Grace after Meals)
  • 5. Tzafun (Eating of the Afikoman)
  • 6. Shulchan Orech (The Meal)
  • 7. Koreich (Sandwich)
  • 8. Maror (Bitter Herbs)
  • 9. Motzi Matzah (Blessings over the Matzah)
  • 10. Rohtzah (Second Washing of the Hands)
  • 11. Maggid (Story of Exodus)
  • Reverse Story of Exodus Script
  • 4 Questions Reverse!
  • 12. Yachatz (Breaking of the Middle Matzah)
  • 14. Ur'chatz (First Ritual Washing of the Hands)
  • 15. Kadesh (Blessing Over Wine)
  • Shehecheyanu
    • Commentary / Readings
  • Poetry - Reading The Haggadah Backwards
    • Nirtzah
  • 2. Nirtzah (Next Year in Jerusalem)
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  • The Ten Plagues
    • -- Four Children
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    • Karpas
  • Karpas Cocktail
    • Kadesh
  • Traditional Kiddush (Hebrew)
  • Traditional Kiddush (transliteration)
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