And a mist ascended from the earth and watered the entire surface of the ground...And the L-rd G‑d planted a garden in Eden from the east, and He placed there the man whom He had formed. And the L-rd G‑d caused to sprout from the ground every tree pleasant to see and good to eat, and the Tree of Life in the midst of the garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil...And a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it separated and became four headwaters...The gold of the land is good; there is the crystal and the onyx stone." (Genesis 2:6-12)

In the beginning of creation, G‑d placed Adam and Eve into the Garden of Eden. It was a garden of delight, with rising mists and shining gemstones, which gladdened their hearts. They were surrounded by rivers which emerged from the main river that watered the Garden, and then disappeared under the ground and sprung up again in four different locations.1 We are told that every Shabbat we are given a spiritual taste of the Garden.