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!
In this double parasha* boundaries are noted and itineraries set! Listen to learn of others they encounter in battle.
*Sometimes two Torah portions are read together on one Shabbat, making it a double parasha.
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
What a journey it’s been
We go fight wars and we win
Two portions this week, what a great surprise
Matot Maasei, on this new enterprise
42 different journeys have brought us here
To the promised land, Canaan is top tier
Yes boundaries, those are important to note
For the Land of Canaan is unknown, don’t quote
Against Midianites, a war is declared
As they plotted our destruction, we got to be prepared
It’s dangerous times, but of course we win
The power of the fight comes from within
Lot of people been wondering where we are
What we’ve been up to, but we’re not that far
Melissa’s at Kutz, doing the director thing
Evan’s in New York, doing that URJ ring
And last but not least, there’s Matt as well
He’s in Arizona, let’s all give a yell
We appreciate the love, Numbers is done
We miss you dearly, the next book of Torah will be fun
Kutz Camp is home for one and all
Let’s keep it going each week, and we’ll have a ball
Thanks for listening to our ninth rap
Stay tuned for more, we’re putting ourselves on the map
This has been your – Shabbat Sha’Rap!