Extras - Official Kabbalah Publication of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute
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The pomegranate is filled with seeds, which symbolize the human soul, comprising 613 desires. The correction of each desire is called “making a Mitzva,” and our task is to correct our 613 desires from aiming to benefit ourselves to aiming to benefit others. Once we have corrected all 613 desires, we are said to be “as filled with Mitzvot (good deeds) as a pomegranate.”

Apple in Honey

The apple that we eat on Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year’s Eve) represents the correction of the sin of Adam ha Rishon (Adam). The sourness of the apple represents the sour taste of sin—Adam’s fall into egoistic desires. If we correct the sin by learning how to receive pleasure in order to bestow upon the Creator—altruistically—the sour apple becomes as sweet as honey.