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Pomegranate - 613 Mitzvot

Pomegranate - 613 Mitzvot

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Jewish tradition teaches that the pomegranate is a symbol of righteousness because it is said to have 613 seeds, which corresponds with the 613 mitzvot, or commandments, of the Torah. For this reason and others, it is customary to eat pomegranates on Rosh Hashanah. Moreover, the pomegranate represents fruitfulness, knowledge, learning and wisdom.


Lora Martini (Cohen) paints primarily with encaustic (natural beeswax with color pigment) on birch panels. Some of her influences come from memories while living in Israel during her formative years. In addition to private collections, her paintings can be found on her website, at Parklane Gallery, and several locations around the northwest United States, such as Washington State Department of Ecology and Overlake Hospital Conference Center.
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Lora Martini (Cohen) paints primarily with encaustic (natural beeswax with color pigment) on birch panels. Some of her influences come from memories while living in Israel during her formative years. In addition to private collections, her paintings can be found on her website, at Parklane Gallery, and several locations around the northwest United States, such as Washington State Department of Ecology and Overlake Hospital Conference Center.
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