Monday, March 30, 2009

Back to original Passover gifts - Afikoman undercover!

As you might know, the Passover ritual meal is quite long. So how do Jewish families keep the children interested in the story of Exodus?

We play a game!

At early stages of the seder, Matzah is broken into two pieces. One piece is covered and hidden. The broken Matzah,called the Afikoman, keeps children engaged in the Seder as they come to expect their “rasnom” for finding the Afikoman.
Several Israeli Judaica artists, such as Yair Emanuel, have created a wide variety of colorful Matzah and Afikoman covers to fit the humorous nature of this special custom.

You can find more Matzah and matching Afikoman covers here.

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