Finding and eating the Afikomen |  tzafun  | צָפוּן


The playfulness of finding the afikomen reminds us that we balance our solemn memories of slavery with a joyous celebration of freedom. The children hunt for the Afikoman and the adults wait - until the children have taken on their responsibility the seder cannot go on. Maybe I'm overthinking it a bit, but there is something special about this moment. That the future of the seder relies on the next generation playing their part. As 'the next generation'  we should embrace this moment of joy as a celebration of our potential - how will we impact on the future of the Jewish people and the world? 

The meal concludes with a taste of matzah - the taste of freedom.

haggadah Section: Tzafun