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In the hagadah, did the rabbanim who stayed up all night get the miztva of afikoman?

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Why would you think they did not eat the Afikoman? There is a mitzvah to continue the discussion after Nirtzah if you can. They did so and went on the whole night!

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I don't know where I learned this, but I learned that the "seder" in Bnei Barak was not on Passover, nor was it a seder - They were plotting the overthrow the Romans (they were discussing "yetziat Mitzrayim" wink, wink). The morning shema bit was simply a way for the student to say, "Rabbotai, it's morning - you might be seen! Hide!"

Of course, this couldn't be written in the Talmud, which was written during Roman times, so it is written in metaphorical language.

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The Sfas Emes says it was not for sure on Pesach Night. Hence there was not for sure a need for Afikomon on that night.

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Isn't the point of bringing this story to explain the statement in Avadim Hayinu, that "even if we were all wise etc."? –  Yahu Apr 20 '10 at 6:26
    
I might have thought the story could have happened as early as Rosh Chodesh... –  Double AA Mar 5 '13 at 3:10

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