Re: Hiding the Afikomen

Michael Benstock (
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 21:52:12 +1000

I have read in Keter Shem Tov by Shem Tob Gaguine the Haham(scholar)of the
Spanish and Portuguese Jews in the fifties that the custom of "stealing"
the aphikoman ( half of middle Matzah on Passover night) was discouraged
among English Sephardeem. This was due to the fact that they did not want
to get their children into any habit associated with stealing.