Shana Tova u-Metuka!
The pomegranate is one of the traditional symbols of Rosh Hashanah. It is believed to have 613 grains in every fruit - exactly the same as the number of commandments in Judaism. Before entering the Land of Israel, Moses sent scouts ahead, and they brought him, among other things, some pomegranate fruits, to demonstrate the fertility of the future Jewish Homeland. The multiplicity of grains symbolizes the abundance that is customary to wish each other in the New Year. The name of the pomegranate in Hebrew - "rimon" - is found in many place names, due to the popularity of this fruit in the Middle East.Visit the museum