“Then you shall preserve” (Dt.11:32)—
the oral-performative tradition (mishnah).
“And perform” (Dt.11:32)—
the deeds required by the Torah (ma`aseh).
“All the statutes” (Dt.11:32)—
rules derived from scriptural hermeneutics (midrashot).
“And the rulings” (Dt.11:32)—
the civil judgments (dinim).2
“Which I am placing before you today” (Dt.11:32)—
may they be as precious to you today
as if you accepted them upon yourself
from Mt. Sinai, this very day.
May they be as familiar in your mouths
as if you had heard them this very day!3