Vayeira for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

Vayeira, Genesis 18:1–22:24

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 parasha, three visitors come to tell Abraham (his new name) that Sarah (her new name) will have a son. They can’t believe it! But Abraham is angry that God wants to destroy two nations and makes a pact with God to save them. Listen to find out what happens to Lot’s wife and Sarah’s son – it’s a lot!  


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

Back to Lech L’cha for a quick recap
We go on a journey and continue to rap
We all know immigrants get the job done
Marching with strength, this’ll be pretty fun

Parashat Vayeira welcome to the show
We got a lot to cover so we better go
It starts with some strangers, coming to meet
So Abraham runs up and gives them a greet

Sarah laughs when they say she’ll have a child
But their telling the truth, that’s pretty wild
Nine months later, Sarah gives birth
And that’s where we welcome Isaac to this great earth

Yo, I’m God and I’m telling you
I’ll destroy the Sodom and Gomorrah crew
They’ve spread so much hate, and done so much wrong
It’s time to go, unless they change their song

Yo I’m Abraham and please forgive
But you have to let all the good people live
If there are 10 good people, will you still act
If the answer is no, let’s make a pact

Yo I’m God and I agree
But there were too many wicked people, can’t you see
When I destroyed the cities, Lot’s wife looked back
She was turned into salt without any slack

Yo I’m Abraham, what else to say
I send Hagar and Ishmael on their way
This dude Avimelech tries to take my wife
Sometimes you need to hide to save your life

Following the rules is the only way
I answer God with Hineni every day
Sacrifice Isaac, God said to me
No questions asked, it just had to be

Yo I’m God and I sent an angel out
To stop Abraham without any doubt
His descendents will be numerous, and that’s a fact
This covenant we got is way more than a pact

Thanks for listening to our twenty-fifth rap
Stay tuned for more, we’re putting ourselves on the map
This has been your - SHABBAT SHA’RAP!!!

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