Mishpatim for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1−24:18

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! 

This week’s parasha’s title means “laws,” so it is fitting that many laws are listed: interpersonal laws, laws about ritual, and so much more. Find out details in the rap! 


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

We’re throwing it back to just last week
To NFTY Convention, it was quite on fleek
We learned about Yitro and rapped for you
Let’s learn some more about that Israelite crew

This week in the Torah it’s Mishpatim
We get a bunch of rules that ain’t mainstream
They’re kinda weird, just letting you know
We’ll rattle some off in a little rap flow

It talks about slaves, and to treat them nice
And never hit your parents, that’s good advice
Control your animals, and always be just
Don’t oppress the stranger, for that was us

Work six days and rest the next
Celebrate Shabbat, just following the text
Up on Mount Sinai, the elders go
Stay tuned for next week in the Moses show

Thanks for the love and for seeing us through
We couldn’t do this without our loyal crew
Convention in Chicago was a pretty big hit
We’ll keep it going each week and make those raps lit

Thanks for listening to our 39th rap
Stay tuned for more, we’re putting ourselves on the map
This has been your, Shabbat Sha’Raps!!!

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