Vayikra for Teens: Shabbat Sha-raps

Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1−5:26

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, we learn about the sacrifices the Israelites need to make for God. Listen to the rap to hear some of the names of the sacrifices! 


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

It was just last week when we finished a book
Vayak’heil P’kudei, go and give it a look
It was a double portion and we finished Exodus
Moving on to the next, hello Leviticus

Parashat Vayikra, let’s get ready to go
It’s kind a lot, so we’ll take it slow
God called out to the Israelite crew|
Taught about sacrifices and what to do

We learn about a bunch of offerings
Whether you’re guilty, making peace, it means some things
There are sacrifices for all parts of life
We’ll run through ‘em quick without any strife

The first is olah, and it’s voluntary
It’s regarded as the standard, not too scary
The second is minchah, the one for a meal
Save some for the priests, you know the deal

Zevach Sh’lamim is the one for a vow
Chatat for unintentional sins in the now
Asham is for those who lie about stuff
Can’t wait for next week, we’re having a ball, we’ll never get enough

Thanks for listening to our 44th rap
Stay tuned for more, we’re putting ourselves on the map
This has been your, Shabbat Sha’Raps!!!

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