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Siblings Star in Holocaust Clip

"Rainbow in the Night," a breathtaking music video of epic proportion, produced by Danny Finkelman and composed by Cecelia Margulies, stars Ari Raskin and his sister Leah Raskin of Crown Heights. Full Story, Photos, Video

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November 20, 2011 6:56 pm

I am sitting next to a young man who attended Olei Torah for fifteen years and his class didn’t learn ANY American history whatsoever. As the ENTIRE CLASS was never taught to read in English (New York State curriculum be darned,) he was poorly equipped to seek out this information on his own. Maybe things were different ten years ago. But it is naive to deny that a large number of young Lubavitchers, particularly boys, have been educated in a manner that reinforces social isolation. To be fair, I am sure that some parents make a genuine and concerted effort… Read more »

November 19, 2011 7:37 pm

i want to be in a movie! how can i get in???

to yossi and tzirel
November 18, 2011 1:35 pm

asach nachas

November 17, 2011 7:17 pm

ari you are one great peformer

keep it up
November 17, 2011 4:39 pm

chazak chazak go raskins

November 17, 2011 3:15 pm

it looks amazing cant wait till the video is released looking forward for this video and others keep it coming you are very talented

November 17, 2011 3:12 pm

more information on the holocaust is needed it has to be reminded again and again we will never forget

Students in Crown Heights
November 16, 2011 10:42 pm

Crown Heights school children do cover American history in the school system as mandated by nys core curriculum requirements. They do study about slavery in the United States and are bothered by it no less than public school kids in Crown Heights are bothered by the holocaust- in both cases commensurate with how much stress the teacher puts on it.

Sensitivity is for everyone.
November 16, 2011 1:30 pm

Like #28, I attended secular (public) schools with children from a broad spectrum of religious faiths and cultural backgrounds, and we did a substantial study of the Holocaust as part of a mandatory middle school curriculum. It wasn’t until I travelled extensively across America as an adult that I realized just how lucky I was to have grown up in a state where the public school system was succeeding- too often it fails so many children on so many levels. I am proud to be from a town where every child read The Diary of Anne Frank and imagined themselves… Read more »

November 16, 2011 2:14 am

NOW I saw it. Can’t wait for the full-length clip. The pics themselves are awesome. Your kids are gorge BA”H. Yashar Koach. Phew. I feel so invested in this project It’s a relief to see the seeds sprout!!!! Your proud friend, B.

Why does it matter how they look??
November 16, 2011 12:11 am

It doesnt matter how they look!!
Its just to remember the holocaust.
Yechi Hamelech!m 🙂

spark choir
November 15, 2011 5:34 pm

great choir

November 15, 2011 12:01 am

DOBA’S CUZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leah and Ari
November 14, 2011 10:35 pm

Thank you for sharing your talents with the world !

to #28 please read
November 14, 2011 5:33 pm

I really think you should be a writer. You write phenomenal!

November 14, 2011 1:21 pm

Those false ghetto community leaders were paid off and yet met the same fate as those they betrayed and persuaded to pack and leave quickly to work without making any commotion. Above all they lacked fear of G-d and ahavas Yisroel. The Jews who were leaving the ghettos continued to be scared and confused, but they had hopes for improved conditions where they were told they were going to, so they took along and wore their favorites and tried to dress and look nicely amongst their peers.

November 14, 2011 1:08 pm

not to make such generalizations..hope it will be so beautifully, touching and artistically done that even those deniers, and questioners won’t mind unblocking their minds for a few minutes to watch and listen. Afterwards, if they don’t know what hit their soul, they shall inquire further.

To #28
November 14, 2011 8:49 am

I promise you that the same non-Jewish children and people that do not take the time to educate themselves about the holocaust (in the same way most people, including Jews, don’t bother learning about genocides that are occurring as we type) will not be watching this music video.

Awesome costumes!
November 14, 2011 8:13 am

Awesome costumes Tzirel! Leah & Ari look great!!

TO #21
November 14, 2011 8:05 am

You’re not mean…just ignorant….Why do read Eichah every Tisha b”av?

To number 3
November 14, 2011 2:46 am

You are right in saying that there is much readily available information about the holocaust available within jewish communities. This is not true for non-jews. I am a gioress and growing up I thought the holocaust was ancient history. My grandparents were young children when ww2 was being fought and so they have little memory of that era. My grandmother says that it was the best time of her life because she was moved to the country for the duration of the war. In school we were only taught about the pacific war in ww2. The holocaust was part of… Read more »

Well Done
November 14, 2011 2:23 am

its about time that younger than teens can watch holocuast videos without being scared

November 14, 2011 1:45 am

That’s my sons school in long island!!! It looks like a very powerful and meaningful project. It’s great to see all the school children from different communities working together for a special cause. I look forward to seeing what this is.

pink velcro sandals
November 13, 2011 11:30 pm

I hope the camera doesn’t pan down on the little girl with the teddy bear’s pink velcro sandals! Not so historically correct!

November 13, 2011 10:16 pm

u look amazing:)

November 13, 2011 10:05 pm

Yes, the girls wore ribbons and tried to be presentable on their way to “the getto”. THEY WERE TRICKED! Fooled, told they were re-locating because of work. Only some of their so called false community leaders knew the truth. If our smart people knew, do you think that they really would have left without a fight? The greatest fear the nazis -may they be destroyed forever -had was that the Jews would find out where they were really going. Wonder what the RAINBOW song is like?

ribbons in hair,fur coats-all matted and dirty
November 13, 2011 9:45 pm

yes-many had ribbons and jewelry and fancy hats and fur coats-it goes without saying that they were not so neat by the time they got off of the cattle cars but most didnt know that they were meeting their death they did dress nicely-they had dignity and wanted to look their best for wherever they were going

Boruch N. Hoffinger BS"D
November 13, 2011 8:48 pm

Sorry to be mean.
I met a couple who survived the Holocaust while I worked at Palm Gardens Nursing Home.
They won’t talk or read about it at all. Why mull over tragedy and misery?
‘Serve G-d With Joy!’

no grass
November 13, 2011 8:09 pm

According to survivors, there was no grass at the concentration camps – just dirt. Any vegetation that existed was eaten or destroyed before it could grow.

November 13, 2011 8:07 pm


Yasher Koach
November 13, 2011 8:03 pm

Very nice, but the only problem is that they look way to healthy for the holocaust,

Yasher Koach!

TO ABSURDITY #3 comment
November 13, 2011 7:27 pm

these photos themselves just ignited a Spark in me that brought on tears – sometimes only a Moment of Silence, a moment of music or a certain photo can do that to people, motivating us to want to do something – to find preventative actions so NEVER AGAIN, to learn more, teach others, and especially to give more attention and love, interest and helpfulness to survivors of the holocaust where ever we merit to encounter them. BRAVO and Kudos and blessings to everyone who made the sacrifices, and took the risks to work on and contribute to this groundbreaking project!… Read more »

NON STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 13, 2011 7:24 pm


November 13, 2011 6:42 pm

ahhh leah!!!

November 13, 2011 6:13 pm

wow ari

Go Raskin's!!!
November 13, 2011 4:48 pm

go Leah and Ari

November 13, 2011 3:58 pm


Leah and Ari are the best!!
November 13, 2011 1:21 pm

wahooo! go raskins:)

November 13, 2011 1:06 pm

You look beautiful – didn’t know you were so talented!!

i dont know about the ribbons
November 13, 2011 12:48 pm

were the Jews really wearing RIBBONS in there hair on there way to the ghetto or wherever there going?

Also, their hair is too neat

more pics
November 13, 2011 12:33 pm

i never see any pix of the holocaust. i want to know my history.

November 13, 2011 12:32 pm

where can one whatch the whole thing?

cant wait!!!!!
November 13, 2011 12:29 pm

i cant wait to see this it looks great!

November 13, 2011 12:29 pm
November 13, 2011 12:14 pm

Amazing work, wow…so clear, so vivid. Hashem Yinokeim Domom of all the victims, this film looks amazing.

November 13, 2011 11:11 am

The holocaust has been written about in novels and non-fiction books ad nauseum, documented in historical tomes as well as magazines and website, featured more than any other historical event in popular movies and documentaries, and yes, covered all the time by individuals tweeting about holocaust memorial day and attributing wonderful things to their survivor grandparents. Anyone who goes to Jewish schools and community events is constantly reminded about the holocaust and told of the atrocities. For Jewish people and others, trips to Washington, DC and Israel are not complete without visits to the comprehensive holocaust museums. Countless people have… Read more »

November 13, 2011 11:10 am

Can’t wait to see it!

November 13, 2011 10:55 am

Go Raskins!!!!!!!