Vayikra: Chapter 59

As long as Moses was alive


Rabbi Chiya says that, since Moses, there has been no generation like his, who beheld the glory of God. At that time even a maid saw at the parting of the sea what Ezekiel could not see. If those people in the desert had such wisdom, how much more has Rabbi Shimon and those who study with him. In the future when Rabbi Shimon has departed, people will seek words of wisdom but they will be hidden, and there will be no one to reveal the depths of wisdom found in the Torah. Rabbi Yehuda says that at the time of The Messiah God will reveal the deep mysteries of the Torah, and everyone will know God, from the least of them to the greatest of them.