Ki Tavo for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8

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, the people are told to thank God for all they are given, and do so by displaying large stones. Plus, we are again told about blessings and curses – Listen to learn modern connections.


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 Ki Teitzei
There were some weird parts, but we gotta say hey
It gave us some wisdom for going to war
Compassion and justice, let’s give ‘em some more

After Ki Teitzei comes Ki Tavo
It’s time for us to learn and get down on the low
We gots to tithe and give back to the fam
When we’re helping people, we gotta go HAM

All the parts of the covenant are brought up again
We gotta choose between mitzvot and sin
When we choose to sin, it’ll make God frown|
When we do mitzvot, the blessings come right down

Hey, did you know right now we’re in the month of Elul?
Out of all the Hebrew months, it’s quite the jewel
We get time to reflect and time to prepare
For the High Holidays and our gracious prayer

So, if you haven’t so far, take time for you
Like the Kardashians, show love for your crew
Ki Tavo, you’ve been great to us all
We’ll keep it going each week and we’ll have a ball

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