(On Tu Bishvat)

... In the same way, according to the sin of Adam, there was a drop in the worlds. It is known that there are four worlds: Atsilyut (Emanation), Beria (Creation), Yetzirah (Formation) and Asia (Action). Worlds of Beria, Yetzira and Assiya fell from their degree and only peace Atsilyut stayed in holiness. The other three fell to the lower level, each in its proper place. Different types of fruits symbolize the four worlds. The fruit, which correspond to the world Atsilyut are those fruits that can be eaten whole. They do not have parts that must be removed, since it is a world that does not require correction. These are fruits such as figs, grapes, guava.

The world of Beria is called "basically good and least harm" (that is, it looks invisible). Thus, the fruits, the corresponding world Beria (such as how olives, peaches, figs, plums and apples), eaten with their skin. The seeds, which correspond to the minimum of evil (ie invisible), discarded.

In the world of Yetzirah evil is more noticeable. The fruits that symbolize it - citrus. They have edible flesh, and of their non-edible parts of preparing jams and candied fruits. This alludes to the fact that even the evil is transformed into good!

Assiya shrouded in evil and only awaits correction. It is characterized by fruits such as pomegranate, walnuts, almonds, etc. Their peel completely inedible!

(From an article by Rabbi Brandwein Translation and adaptation -. AA-MG).