The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will present a two-part program featuring Dr. David Brahinsky (and the Roosevelt String Band) entitled, From Bible to Balfour. This program will take place on Sunday, December 16, 2018, with the first part beginning at 1:00 PM and the second at 2:30 PM. Admission is $8 members, $10 non-members.
At 1:00 PM, Dr. Brahinsky will present a lecture, From Bible to Balfour. The Balfour Declaration was one of the most significant event in the long process that led to the formation of the State of Israel. Brahinksy will discuss the part played by English Christian leaders over the course of hundreds of years that led to the Declaration, and how it was based on their love and respect for the Hebrew Bible. The talk will also include the role of many Jews who were also involved in this process and their relationship with English leaders, as well as current Jewish and Christian attitudes towards Israel.
Following the lecture, at 2:30 PM, David Brahinsky and Friends (The Roosevelt String Band) will present a concert, featuring songs that convey Faith, Hope, and Love as an expression of the need to promote peace and understanding with regard to Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Middle East and around the world.
Dr. David Brahinsky is a Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religion at Bucks County Community College and is the founder of the Roosevelt String Band. He has given concerts and lectures at The Jewish Heritage Museum in the past. He lives in Princeton with his wife, Naomi.
This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.