The progressive evolution in the manifestation and exposition of Pnimiyut haTorah reached a new milestone in our own age. For now, some two hundred years after the advent of the Baal Shem Tov and the Chassidic Movement, these teachings have been, and continue to be made available, not only in systematized form, in intelligible terminology and simplified exposition, but also translated into modern languages. This new development was initiated by R. Joseph Isaac Schneersohn of Lubavitch, and intensified in every conceivable way by his successor, R. Menachem M. Schneerson of Lubavitch Shelita.

This latest expansion has in effect removed the last barriers to the fullest and widest possible dissemination of Pnimiyut haTorah -``the fountains of Chassidus which were unlocked by R. Israel Baal Shem Tov, who envisaged Chassidus as a stream of `living waters,' growing deeper and wider, until it should reach every segment of the Jewish People and bring new inspiration and vitality into their daily lives."

In our own days, thus, the path has been cleared and paved for the realization of R. Shimon bar Yochai's vision that ``when the days of the Messiah will be near at hand even young children will happen to find the secrets of wisdom," - culminating in the era of ``The earth shall be full of the knowledge of G‑d as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9) ``And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour and every man his brother saying `Know G‑d,' for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them" (Jeremiah 31:33)!