Franklin’s Judaism Teachings

Shai Afsai, a researcher and writer from Providence, Rhode Island, presented a series of three lectures on January 16-17, 2015, including discussing Benjamin Franklin’s connection with the Jews of his day and his subsequent influence on Judaism’s mussar movement. The lecture series was described, with photographs, in this report. We note with pleasure that the …

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The Year of Living Virtuously

As noted in the article below, Franklin’s list of virtues and his method to establish them as habits have inspired people intent on self-improvement for almost three hundred years. Most recently, Teresa Jordan chronicled her attempt to live as Franklin might have liked. Details are on her website: www.teresajordan.com.

Celebration! Benjamin Franklin, Founder

The January 2014 celebration is approaching soon, full information is at the Celebration website. The 2015 Philadelphia Celebration includes a free morning seminar on the topic of Building the City from 9-10:30 at Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street featuring: •Dr. Sandra L. Tatman, Executive Director of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia •Paul R. Levy, President …

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Ward Larkin at Cape May Courthouse (NJ)

COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society will be throwing open its doors to welcome Benjamin Franklin as part of the Cape May Mitten Festival. “Cape Bank has generously agreed to sponsor the appearance of J. Ward Larkin, a well-known interpreter of Benjamin Franklin,” said Sheila McCloy-Nuss, museum curator. Larkin is …

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Franklin Hall, Asheville NC

This article contains this reference: Built in 1921, the house was named Franklin Hall by its third resident, Dr. C. Ray Franklin, a direct descendent of founding father Benjamin Franklin, according to current owner Jim Taylor, a retired business executive. Franklin and his wife, Ruth, bought the brick, slate-roofed manse in 1977 and sold it …

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