Bereishit (help·info) or bereshith is a Hebrew word, which is the first word of the Torah (the first five books of the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible). It literally means "at/in [the] head" and it may be translated as the phrase "In the beginning..." When used as a noun, Bereishit might refer to:
- The Hebrew title of the biblical Book of Genesis
- Bereshit (parsha), the first weekly parsha in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah readings
- Bereishit Rabbah is the midrash about the Book of Genesis
- Maaseh Bereishit (Work of Creation) early Rabbinic mystical speculation, e.g. in Sefer Yetzirah, alongside Maaseh Merkabah (Work of the Chariot), both referred to in the Talmud
- The event of the Big Bang or the creation of the universe
- "Berashith", a 1902 essay by Aleister Crowley
- "Bereishit", a song by Jewish American rock band Blue Fringe
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