Lech L’Cha for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

Lech L'cha, Genesis 12:1−17:27

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! 

There are so many things happening with Abram in this week’s parasha: He leaves Canaan where there’s a famine, he travels to Egypt, and has to pretend his wife Sarai is his sister! Then they are told to go to the holy land and Abram gets a special covenant with God. 


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

Just last week we met a guy on a boat
And on November 8th we cast our vote
We learned about a tower that went to the sky
The beginning of the Torah is pretty fly

Lech L’cha, let’s get it yo
Abram and Sarai, welcome to the show
God said, go to the land that I will show you
And I will bless your whole descendant crew

But because Sarai cannot give birth
Abram turns to Hagar, no other choice on this earth
Ishamel is born, welcome to the story
The future of Islam, he’ll see a lot of glory

Go the land that I will show you
You mean Abram was an immigrant too
Immigrants, we get the job done
Last but not least, Abram looks to G-d
Makes a covenant and become a squad
Circumcision is born, eight days after birth
Tradition we speak, it’s a pretty big worth

Now we speak to all of you
Some scared, some withdrew
There’s power in love, don’t ever forget
Be good to each other and never fret

Thanks for listening to our twenty-fourth rap
Stay tuned for more we’re putting ourselves on the map
​This has been your SHABBAT SHA-RAP

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