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In the Jewish faith, pomegranates are known as one of the “seven species of Israel,” along with wheat, barley, grapes, figs, olives, and dates. These plants are held in the highest regard and are often incorporated into everyday eating, as well as ceremonies and art.
Jewish tradition teaches that the pomegranate is a symbol for righteousness, because it is said to contain exactly 613 seeds, which corresponds with the 613 mitzvot (commandments) of the Torah. For this reason and others, it is a widespread custom to eat pomegranates on Rosh Hashanah although, of course, the actual number of seeds varies with each individual fruit.
The pomegranate also represents knowledge, learning, wisdom, study and good memory. Indeed, there is a very common Hebrew expression that wise, well-read, and learned people are “are as full as the rimon”.
Moreover, the pomegranate has always been a symbol of fruitfulness and we now find that recent scientific research strongly recommends eating it for its healthful (antioxidant) qualities.