What are some traditional Jewish symbols of fertility? (with biblical, talmudic, medrashic or kabbalistic sources)

Specifically, I am wondering what ideas/things are associated with fertility and increase.

Some examples I can think of off the top of my head:

  • Fish - From Jacob's blessing to Ephraim & Menashe
  • Grapes - From all the songs people sing at weddings, there must be a source
  • Dudaim - Implied from Reuven's behavior
  • Sand / Stars - From G-ds blessing to Abraham
  • Fruit ("Be Fruitful and multiply")

I happen to be designing an invitation and wanted to add some imagery that I can back with sources, but also am genuinely curious.

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    What would be the purpose?
    – Dude
    May 4, 2016 at 0:32
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    dudaim (jasmine or mandrake, depending on the translation) May 4, 2016 at 1:19
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    @ethanpil Downvote because there is not enough information on what you're asking. Are you looking for some sort of kabbalistic "symbol" to bring fertility because I don't think that exists (because that's creepy and reeks of Avodah Zarah.) Or are you talking about signs that show you are fertile? Please clarify.
    – ezra
    May 4, 2016 at 5:06
  • Jasmin "Dudaey beni" please ethanpil explain what you search. Give examples that you know in as non-Jewish symbols or the type of symbolicity you search. Do you want to compare cultures? search antic similarities?
    – kouty
    May 4, 2016 at 9:01
  • Eagle stones!!!
    – newcomer
    May 4, 2016 at 13:36

1 Answer 1


Pomegranates, for a start. And also the lulav and etrog.


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