The Creation Series-Before there was a Before…
The first word in the Torah: “בראשית”
The ancient rabbis asked why the Torah begins with the second letter of the Hebrew Alphabet, “bet” “ב” / (Bet) rather than the first letter, “א”, (Alef).
As Hebrew is read from right to left, this suggested to the rabbis that Torah would only tell what preceded from the moment of that first letter in that first word. We could not know what came before that first letter Bet, as the Bet opens leftward but is closed off to the right.
To me, this presented the question-“What did come before the B in Beginning, or in Hebrew, the Bet in בראשית/B’resheet? And to answer the question of what preceded our planet Earth, we can look out into the light just reaching our planet from time immemorial. This was the inspiration for using space telescope images to illustrate the Sefirot, the Divine Emanations that comprise the Kabbalistic “Blueprint for Creation.” (The diagram is typically depicted with plain circles.)
Here are two different versions of Creation-the Prequel. The first is smaller than a sheet of paper, the latter is 7 feet tall.