Brooklyn, NY - Lipa Schmeltzer's Video 'Leiby Forever' Pays Tribute to Slain Boy (video preview)
Brooklyn, NY - A Hasidic singer will release Wednesday a tribute song and music video featuring home movies of a slain 8-year-old Brooklyn boy.
The Daily News got a sneak peek at “Leiby Forever,” a seven-minute song penned and performed by Lipa Schmeltzer, also known as the “Jewish Elvis.”
“Leiby represents a message,” Schmeltzer said. “We couldn’t find Leiby alive. But there are so many people alive who are still lost. Fathers without jobs. Kids without food. We need to make the world a happier place.”
The opening scene shows Leiby walking down 44th St. in Borough Park on grainy surveillance video. Schmeltzer sings: “A boy was heading home in the afternoon. When he reached his home in heaven, he arrived there all too soon.”
“It shows a spiritual message that people need to come together,” Schmeltzer said. “The same way people came together to search for little Leiby.”
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