I'm looking for a list of all Biblical Mitzvos kept today "exactly as mentioned in the scriptures", that are literal enough to be considered a commandment (unlike Hashem's Unity) or to be fulfilled without additional Rabbinic interpretations*, for example, procreation, circumcision, Matzah, fence on the roof, festivals, and the like.

I'm trying to find a direct succession to Biblical observance unaltered by rabbinic interpretations.

*By Rabbinic interpretations I mean, for example, Teffilin, Shema, Tefilah, Torah study, Kiddushin, etc.

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    The Chafetz Chaim wrote a sefer called "Sefer HaMitzvot HaKatzar" in which he describes the mitzvot that are applicable today: sefaria.org/Sefer_HaMitzvot_HaKatzar?tab=contents See also: yeshiva.co/ask/9029
    – Shmuel
    Jun 11 at 21:58
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    The Torah doesn't say to fast on yom Kippur
    – robev
    Jun 12 at 5:29
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    @Shmuel that's a good starting point but someone would need to go through them all and remove those which require rabbinic interpretations. I think the output would be zero as all require at least some rabbinic interpretation. Otherwise the entire sefer can be used as the Rambam (upon which the chofetz Chaim based his sefer) only included mitzvos that are explicit in the Torah (shoresh 2)
    – robev
    Jun 12 at 5:30
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    You have to clarify what you mean by rabbinic interpretation. loving your neighbor is pretty explicit. What matzah is requires rabbinic interpretation
    – robev
    Jun 12 at 5:32
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    The Ibn Ezra (into to Chumash iirc) says all mitzvot require interpretation of Rabbis.
    – N.T.
    Jun 12 at 7:12


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