Its name means "dessert" in Aramaic;
what Seder item is it?
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The word Afikoman means "dessert" in Aramaic. According to
About.com: "At the beginning of the seder, the middle of the three pieces of
matzah is broken. The largest piece, called the afikoman, is hidden. During the
seder, the children try to find the afikoman. If they find it, they hide it. At
the end of the seder, the person leading the service will ask the children to
bring the afikoman. The seder can only conclude after the afikoman is eaten. At
this point, the children will bargain for some reward before agreeing to return
the afikoman. The afikoman serves to keep the children involved and awake
during the long seder service."
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