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According to Midrash a pomegranate has 613 seeds to represent the 613 commandments in the Torah. The design of the pomegranate was woven into the high priest’s robes, and brass representations were part of the Temple’s pillars. It is mentioned six times in the Song of Solomon. In different cultures this fruit represents mitzvoth and desire, color and taste, symbol and paradise…

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Paintings by Alisa Poplavskaya