FOOD - POMEGRANATE
A pomegranate is said to have 613 seeds. This number
corresponds to the number of mitzvot, or types
of good deeds, that Jews as a society must perform.
A pomegranate on the holiday table announces to the
heavenly court that as many seeds as there are, that's
how many good deeds have been performed over the year.
© Miriam Chaiken
Reprinted with permission
Other foods: Apples
and Honey , Hallah,
Other traditions: Tzedakah