Bethany Mandel
Bethany Mandel
BethanyMandel
Bethany Mandel is a stay-at-home mother of three children under four and a writer on politics and culture. She is a senior contributor to The Federalist, a columnist for the Jewish Daily Forward, and a contributor at Acculturated. Previously she was a fifth grade teacher in rural Cambodia, an online fundraiser for the Heritage Foundation, and the social media manager (and sometimes blogger) at Commentary Magazine. She lives with her husband, Seth, in New Jersey. You can follow her on Twitter @BethanyShondark.
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Leah Remini’s newest A&E episode on Scientology reveals some of the most horrific and shocking stories of ex-‘church’ members yet.

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Leah Remini’s new A&E documentary aims to expose the abuses of Scientology to a larger audience than ever before.

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If liberals are horrified at Donald Trump’s emergence, they have their own team’s behavior to thank for lending Trump support.

Only Because Of Trump Did The Media Suddenly Care About Anti-Semitism

Liberal reporters and columnists may not have been aware of anti-Semitism before Trump, but if they have any hope at regaining legitimacy post-election, they had better wise up.

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