Va-eira for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

Va-eira, Exodus 6:2−9:35

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!

God enlists Moses and Aaron to tell the people they will be freed, and they show God’s power to the Egyptians. The first seven plagues occur, and each time Pharaoh says he will not let the Israelites go. Listen to the rap to hear the first 7 plagues!  


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

Throwback to last week, parashat sh’mot
Where we meet Moses, he is the GOAT
He sees the burning bush, and hears its call
Going back to Egypt and he’s standing tall

Parashat Va-eira, let’s get ready to go
Moses & Aaron take a lead in the show
God tells the peeps to hope and believe
After years of slavery, they’re gonna leave

Moses & Aaron go to talk to the man
Going up to Pharoah, they got a plan
They turn a rod into a snake, but that’s not all
They have a special rap, and they’re ready to ball

When Israel was in Egypt land
Let my people go!
Oppressed so hard they could not stand
Let my people go!
But time after time, Pharoah said no
And then God sent some plagues, oh what a show

Water turned to blood, and we got some frogs too
Lice was everywhere, and insects in the crew
Diseased livestock, boils on the peeps
Fire and hail while everyone tries to sleep
It’s pretty intense, and that’s fo sho
Maybe next week he’ll let our people go
Thanks for listening to our 35th rap
Stay tuned for more we’re putting ourselves on the map
​This has been your, Shabbat Sha-Rap

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