The Symbolism of Pomegranates in Judaism, Wedding of The Creation

What is the meaning of pomegranates in Judaism?

The Land of Israel is praised for its pomegranates in the Bible.  This beautiful fruit is rich in symbolism for the Jewish people.
What is the meaning of the pomegranates in my painting, ‘Wedding of the Creation’?

Pomegranates in Judaism

Pomegranates, due to their many seeds, symbolise increase, fertility, abundance, prosperity.

I have tried to express the idea of  Marriage and The Creation as being inseparable.
Chana and WeddingMarriage

Jewish marriage was created in The Beginning, making its appearance at the time of The Creation.  At the same time the eternal principals of marriage were created.  So, marriage is not a law, but rather a blessing from G-d, enabling the perpetuation of the species as well as the enhancement of personal growth.

The Creation

Rosh Hashanah is the Festival celebrating the Jewish New Year.  This is when Jews celebrate the Creation, the Birth of the world.  One of the customs for this festival is to eat pomegranates, which are believed to contain 613 seeds.  By eating the pomegranate Jews display their desire to fulfill God’s 613 mitzvoth (commandments from the Torah).

Pomegranates in ‘Wedding of The Creation’


Pomegranates, due to their many seeds, symbolise increase, fertility, abundance, prosperity.  In my painting pomegranates symbolise procreation and prosperity for the Bride and Groom, and an increase of merits for us all, which is something we specifically request on Rosh Hashanah.

BUY PRINT ‘WEDDING OF THE CREATION’

Further information
POMEGRANATE SYMBOLISM

JEWISH POMEGRANATE

One Response to The Symbolism of Pomegranates in Judaism, Wedding of The Creation

  1. Angela Cheetham Wilkinson says:

    I really appreciated the artist’s explanation of the symbolism and meaning of ‘Wedding of the Creation’ and enjoyed reading it. Such words can really help the viewer to enjoy work more fully. However, I must add that, the painting is strong enough to capture me as non-Jew .. and to hold my attention .. without any explanation.

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