Re: Hiding the Afikomen

Harry Ganz (garden@zoo.co.uk)
Mon, 5 May 1997 13:08:00 +0100

Susan Rubin Weintrob writes:
>Where did the custom of hiding the Afikomen (half of middle Matza eaten at
>end of the meal) at the Pesach seder originate from?

One of the reasons I have seen, is that the matzah represents the "lechem
oni", the poor man's bread. As it is the usual way of very poor people
to hide away some of their food for a later time, so we do with the
Afikomen.

With kind regards,

Harry Ganz
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