Pomegranates have a special place in the Jewish religion and tradition. Here are a few reasons why:
Pomegranates were known in Ancient Israel as the fruits which the scouts brought to Moses to demonstrate the fertility of the promised land.
We consume pomegranates on Rosh Hashana because the pomegranate symbolizes fruitfulness. With its 613 seeds, the pomegranate corresponds to the 613 mitzvot or commandments in the Torah.
Pomegranates are one of the Seven Species (Hebrew: שבעת המינים, Shiv'at Ha-Minim) of fruits and grains enumerated in the Hebrew Bible (Deuteronomy 8:8) as being special products of the Land of Israel.
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