- Moshe Ben-Chaim
- Reader: Other than dessert, what is the Afikomen? Is
is similar in scope as the cup of wine for Elijah? Thank you
Afikomen replaces the actual
sacrificial lamb at our seder. We eat it after the meal as its eating
is not for satiety, but for the command of the destruction of the
Egyptian god, and its use in the service of the Real God.
- The cup of Elijah is a representation of the
reality of the the final redemption. Just as we feel Elijah can come
at any moment, so we feel God can enact the final salvation at any
time. By preparing the cup of Elijah, we thereby demonstrate our
conviction in God's ability to render the salvation at any moment.