The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will present a two-part lecture/music program featuring Dr. David Brahinsky (and the Roosevelt String Band) entitled, The Concept of the Chosen People. This program will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019, with the first part beginning at 1:00 PM and the second at 2:30 PM. Combined admission is $12 members, $15 non-members for both parts of the program.
At 1:00 PM, Dr. Brahinsky will discuss how Jewish thinkers, philosophers, rabbis, and political leaders from ancient to modern times have interpreted, and continue to interpret the idea that the Jewish people are a chosen people of G-d.
Following the lecture, at 2:30 PM, The Roosevelt String Band will present a Tribute to Leonard Cohen. Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and romantic relationships. Cohen pursued a career as a poet and novelist during the 1950s and early 1960s; he did not launch a music career until 1967, at the age of 33. His song Suzanne, became a hit for Judy Collins, who subsequently covered a number of Cohen's other songs as well.
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.
Funding has been made possible in part by a general operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission.
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit www.jhmomc.org. Maximum capacity is 100, so paid reservations are recommended.