T’tzaveh for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

T'tzaveh, Exodus 27:20−30:10

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 week’s parasha, Moses takes a census of the people. Then Moses goes up to the mountain to get the tablets. While he’s gone, the people and Aaron build a golden calf. God wants to destroy the people, but Moses tells God not to do so. But Moses sees the calf and gets so angry that he destroys the tablets. Listen to find out what happens next! 


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

Throwback to last week, got some big instructions
How to make the Holy Ark, no need for introductions
An altar is built with 60 wooden posts
Wandering through the desert, we got no hosts

Time to name some priests, gotta big thing humming
Aaron & his sons chosen for the homecoming
Special clothes are made for the five of them
God instructs Moses, oh what a gem

We collect olive oil for that big bright light
Which Aaron is to light, but there ain’t no spite
It’s called Ner Tamid, the everlasting flame
Give credit to the Torah for such a name

This week we got some guests going on the live stream
Both NFTY Boards and Kutz Leadership Team
They’re fun and smart and smile all around
Kutz 17, it’s about to go down

Thanks for listening to our 41st rap
Stay tuned for more we’re putting ourselves on the map
This has been your, Shabbat Sha’Raps!!!

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