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Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

  • Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

    Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot, Holidays Exodus 33:12–34:26

Ever wanted to see how relatable the Torah really is? Counselors at URJ Kutz Camp, a Reform Jewish leadership camp for teens ,wanted to do just that. They made awesome raps discussing the weekly Torah portion, or parasha, for an entire year! 

The Israelites are given more commandments and make a pact. Listen to this fun rap about the holiday.


Saturday morning and the peeps are here
It’s time for Shabbat – let me get a cheer
We’ll talk about Moses, Aaron, the Levites too
Ayyoo Matt, you know what to do

Throwback to last week, it was Haazinu
Moses reads his poem to the Israelite crew
He’s not going to the Promised Land, ain’t that sad
But with Joshua in charge, it can’t be that bad

Now before we keep going, there’s something to know
Because of Sukkot we take a pause in the show
We’ll jump back to Exodus, 33-34
As Moses talks to God, let’s get ready to soar

We get some more commandments, per usual
It’s part of making a pact, it’s completely mutual
God is compassionate, gracious, and slow to anger
Abounding in kindness, God ain’t no stranger

We know from last week that apples are delicious
And to be totally honest, they’re quite nutritious
When you eat them you don’t have to wash any dishes
Ayyoo Matt, rap a sukkah song

Well I love my sukkah, and that’s for sure
If you come to Arizona, I’ll give you a tour
Get your family, friends, and dogs too
Celebrate Sukkot with your sukkah crew

Thanks for listening to our twentieth rap
Stay tuned for more, we’re putting ourselves on the map
This has been your – Shabbat Sha’Rap!


When do we read Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot

2021, September 25
19 Tishri, 5782
2022, October 15
20 Tishri, 5783
2024, October 19
17 Tishri, 5785
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