Haazinu for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

Haazinu, Deuteronomy 32:1–52

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!

In this parasha, Moses says a prayer for the people at his death, and recounts the blessings as well as the sins that have been committed. Moses is instructed to view the land he will not be permitted to enter.


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

Don’t forget Vayeilech was just before
And you definitely can’t forget about Yom Kippur
We learned all about Joshua, the son of Nun
He’s taking the lead you know he’s on quite the run

Moving on to Haazinu, let’s get it yo
Moses starts to sing so that the people know

God’s blessings got them to the Promised Land
After 40 years chilling in the desert sand
You better be ready cause Moses let’s it go

He talks to the peeps before he climbs Nebo
Give ear, O heavens, let me speak
Let the earth hear my words before I climb that peak

I’m showing love for y’all and of course God too
We’ve been through so much, my little Israelite crew

At first I was mad, but now it’s all chill
Although going to the Promised Land would be pretty ill
What happens next week? See you then
We’ll learn some more Torah and say Amen

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

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