There are three matzot under the cover. We now uncover them, break the middle matzah in half. We put the larger piece - the  afikomen , which means dessert, into a cloth. One of us puts the afikomen  on our shoulder and says:

"This is the bread of poverty which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. All who are hungry, come and eat! We hope that the coming year will bring a better life for everyone."

We hide the afikomen  in a safe place and find it after the meal. We cover the remaining matzot.


haggadah Section: Yachatz