With Rosh Hashanah coming up, pomegranates are making a comeback as they always do at this time of year. True, there are year-round fans of this exotic red fruit, but pomegranates are specifically tied to Rosh Hashanah. The seeds of a pomegranate are compared to the hundreds of mitzvot that add up throughout the year. The hope is that G-d will see our merits as numerous as the seeds in the pomegranate. We ask for blessings in the coming year that are as many as a pomegranate’s seeds.
Pomegranates have a connection to Israel as one of the Seven Species. Pomegranate decorations were part of the ornamental bells at the bottom of the robes worn by the kohanim (priests) in the Beit Hamikdash. They are even rumored to have been the forbidden fruit taken from the Tree of Knowledge.
So you all know that pomegranates are healthy, but do you know the whys and hows? They are full of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. They also protect against disease! Health and fitness expert Marry Spencer provides 7 top benefits that pomegranates offer here: http://healthnfitnesshops.com/7-proven-benefits-of-pomegranate.html/
Now for some fun, shop for gorgeous pomegranate items that you can purchase in honor of the upcoming Jewish holidays.
The Adaya Pomegranate Necklace is a great gift for a friend or loved one.
For your Rosh Hashanah table, this Pomegranate Branch Condiments Dishes by Quest will be a great receptacle for honey.
Take a look at this beautiful honey dish by Lily Art.
Find understated elegance with this Marble Pomegranate Mezuzah Case.
This brilliant deep red Pomegranate Havdalah Set by Quest sets the bar pretty high for others to follow!
Let’s end with a bright, fun, multi-color menorah – check out this Pomegranate Tree Menorah by Yair Emanuel.