Lech L’Cha for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

Lech L'cha, Genesis 12:1−17:27

Have you ever been curious how relatable the Torah really is? A group of staff from the Kutz365 Alumni Network decided to spend an entire year rapping the weekly Torah portion, or parasha, from the Torah. Shabbat Sha'Raps started at camp in the summer of 2016, and then grew through Zoom over the course of an entire year. Filmed from Zoom boxes around the globe, this creative interpretation of Torah is a fun and easy way to understand the weekly Torah portion. Join Evan, Matt, Melissa, and lots of special guests on this joyful journey of discovering Torah!

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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