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S4E58: An Orthodox Jewish Approach to Charlotte Mason with Bethany Mandel

Of the three sorts of knowledge proper to a child,–the knowledge of God, of man, and of the universe,–the knowledge of God ranks first in importance, is indispensable, and most happy-making.

Charlotte Mason, Towards a Philosophy of Education

Show Summary:

  • Today’s guest is Bethany Mandel, Orthodox Jewish homeschooling mother of 6, co-author of the new book Stolen Youth, and conservative political commentator
  • How Bethany first heard of Charlotte Mason education
  • How Bethany juggled home educating and writing a book at the same time
  • What a typical day looks like in Bethany’s homeschool
  • How Bethany navigates the challenges of finding CM-friendly Jewish homeschool resources
  • How do you see Charlotte Mason lining up with Judaism?
  • Why reading stories from the past perspectives is so important today
  • What Bethany and Karol’s book is all about
  • Are these problematic ideas infiltrating the homeschool community?

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Books and Links Mentioned:

Towards a Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason

Stolen Youth by Bethany Mandel and Karol Markowicz

Heroes of Liberty series edited by Bethany Mandel

Stories for Children by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Honey on the Page trans. by Miriam Udel

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor

A Gentle Feast Curriculum

Find Cindy and Bethany:

Morning Time for Moms

Cindy’s Patreon Discipleship Group

Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

The Literary Life Podcast

Cindy’s Facebook

Cindy’s Instagram

Right Books 4 Kids on Instagram

Bethany’s Instagram



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