Vayeilech for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

Vayeilech, Deuteronomy 31:1–30

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!

In this parasha, Moses again says that they will be punished for worshipping  idols, but will be blessed for when they have behaved well. He says he will be dying and announces his successor. He also warns of a rocky future.


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

Just a quick rewind throwback to last week
To Nitzavim, it was quite on fleek
Generational leadership, we let it go
Like Elsa from Frozen, it was quite the show

Parashat Vayeilech, it’s your turn to shine
Moses talks to the people cause he sees the sign
He’s not going to the Promised Land, sorry bro
He’s a hundred and twenty, it’s his time to go

You gotta know Joshua, the son of Nun
He’s taking the reigns, the journey’s almost done
Moses was a poet, I just didn’t know it
He wrote down God’s covenant just to show it

Can you believe next week is Yom Kippur
It’s 5777, gotta pray some more
Shana Tova to everyone out there
Hope you have a great year and take some care

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

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