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Why is this night different from  Actions...
Posted: by Marsha on Fri. 6 Apr., 2012 at 6:51:50 PM
all other nights?

Just wanted to extend my good wishes for a wonderful Passover to others of my faith here who observe.  Hope you have a lovely evening and there is much fun searching for the afikoman!

Marsha
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I'm not of your faith, but I recognised the  Actions...
Posted: by karen_g on Fri. 6 Apr., 2012 at 9:48:05 PM
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saying, and I do wish you and others of your faith good wishes.

However, would you mind enlightening me as to Afikoman?

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It's the highlight for kids...  Actions...
Posted: by Marsha on Fri. 6 Apr., 2012 at 10:51:43 PM
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At the beginning of the Seder, the leader (usually the host or the oldest male member of the family), breaks the middle of the 3 matzohs.  The children then wait til he is distracted and they take it and hide it. After the dinner part of the Seder and before the Seder can be completed, the Afikoman (oddly, it's a Greek word) is necessary and so the adults have to "ransom it" back from the child or children who hid it - we used to get a silver dollar each from my dad.  It is then shared among everyone at the table as part of dessert, for good luck.

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Best wishes..  Actions...
Posted: by flowerpot on Fri. 6 Apr., 2012 at 11:38:29 PM
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..to you Marsha and other forum friends here who celebrate Passover.  Thanks for telling us what afikoman means.  Sounds like a fun time for family.
                                        

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thank you  Actions...
Posted: by ABmom99 on Fri. 6 Apr., 2012 at 11:41:06 PM
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for sharing this. Dh & I were honored years ago to be invited to the rabbi's home for Seder - it was a beautiful dinner & something I'll never forget. I don't remember the afikoman part, so thank you too for explaining that.

ABmom99
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We had a lovely seder last night  Actions...
Posted: by Bonita_again_ on Sat. 7 Apr., 2012 at 3:19:49 PM
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My brother's wife is quite observant, so we did most of the reading from the Hagaddah before we began to eat.  There are younger grandchildren again to hunt for the Afikoman and they were well rewarded.  I was too busy chatting (as usual) to see where it had been hidden.

There was quite a delay in dinner.  It had been planned for 6:00 pm because there were two young children, but an accident on the Queen Elizabeth highway in Burlington, ON, late in the afternoon backed traffic up for hours, so the guest coming from Toronto showed up an hour late.  Thank goodness for technology because my brother talked them through a shortcut.

 

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, which is why it's called present.

Bonita_again_
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