Mendelssohn the Teacher

Jews and Christians have seen Mendelssohn as an important pedagogic model. He was committed to education seeking to bring philosophical knowledge to the public and establishing the first modern Jewish school. He also took an active role in the education of his children, most notably Joseph whom he personally taught the Bible and philosophy. Over the past century and a half, a sub-genre of children’s books, which present Mendelssohn as a role model for youth, has appeared in Germany, England, and America.

Moses Mendelssohn as a Pedagogic Model for Children