Friday, October 10, 2014


ad_journal_jhmomcMaimonides:  In a World of Islam
A two-part program featuring good Museum friend Dr. David Brahinsky

WHEN: Sunday, October 19, 2014
WHERE: The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold, NJ.
ADMISSION: both events is $15.00 for Museum members, $18.00 for non-members.
For more information call the Museum at 732-252-6990 or visit  to make reservations online.

Maimonides-2At 1 PM Dr. Brahinsky will will discuss the Jewish Medieval philosopher, physician and Talmudic scholar Moses (Rambam) Maimonides (right) who spent his entire life in a world governed by Islam.  Yet, he was able to live, work, study, create and thrive as one of the towering Jewish thinkers of all times. How did he do It? What was his secret?  Did he find Islamic culture and philosophy useful  and compatible with his own? Does his life and work show that Muslims and Jews have and can live together in peace and harmony if conditions are amenable? These questions, and many others will be answered.  Additionally, a question and answer period will follow.

imageAt 2:30 the Roosevelt String Band featuring Dr. Brahinsky (left) and his friends will take the Hayloft Stage as they appear in a concert of songs by iconic Jewish American musician,singer, songwriter author and artist  Bob Dylan (nee Robert Zimmerman) whose songs "The Times They are a-Changin" and "Blowin' in the Wind" became anthems for the counter-culture and anti-war movements of the 1960s.  The band, with Guy DeRosas on harmonicas, Phil MacAuliffe on bass, Noemi Bolton on ukelele and banjo-uke, andJen Sherry will perform some of Dylan's most famous song such as "Masters of War" as well as some songs that are less well known such as "Show Train" that are full of pathos and, one could say, prophecy.

David Brahinsky has a B. A. from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. from SUNY, Binghamton.  He is a Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religion at Bucks County Community College as well as a singer, songwriter, storyteller and music teacher.  He is one of the founders of the Roosevelt Arts project and has been the lead singer and guitarist for the String Band for many years.

The Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization and is handicapped accessible.