The 613th command –
to make the Torah new in every generation –
symbolizes the fact that though the Torah was given once,
it must be received many times,
as each of us,
through our study and practice,
strives to recapture the pristine voice heard at Mount Sinai.
That requires emotion, not just intellect.
It means treating Torah not just as words read,
but also as a melody sung.
okay, this just makes me happy.