afikoman

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a·fi·ko·man

or a·fi·ko·men or a·fi·qo·man  (ä′fē-kō′mən)
n. Judaism
A piece of matzo reserved to be eaten as the last food at a Passover Seder, sometimes initially hidden by the head of the household and searched for by the children present, who are then given a small reward for its return.

[Ultimately (probably via Yiddish afikomen) from Mishnaic Hebrew ʔăpîqômān, entertainment at the end of a meal, festal song, dessert, afikoman, from Greek epikomion, revel ( from neuter singular of epikomios, of or for a festal procession : epi-, epi- + kōmos, celebration, revel), or epi kōmon, for the revel (perhaps an exhortation meaning "Now for the revel!" spoken at the end of the Seder : epi, upon, for; see epi- + kōmon, accusative of kōmos).]
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Los ninos han ayudado en la limpieza y durante el seder tienen la mision de hacer las preguntas y buscar el afikomen (pedazo de matzah que se esconde al inicio del seder para que los ninos lo busquen al final.
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Pile matzo on plates and put three in a matzo cover, break one in half and hide the other piece, the afikomen.
As for the afikomen, which is a piece of matzah that has to be artfully hidden from the kids while they are unaware, Rabbi Schwarzman isn't concerned about the potential crowds of watchful eyes.
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This is often done in addition to the game commonly played during the Seder, where kids search for a hidden piece of matzo, called afikomen.
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Kids' favorite part of the Passover Seder is finding the afikomen, a piece of matzo hidden away at the beginning of the observance.
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