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 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.
When It Comes To Screen Time, Learn To Tell Kids ‘No’

Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book ‘Be The Parent, Please,’ warns of a growing body of evidence that digital media is harming our kids—and offers practical solutions for raising kids without it.

Conservatives Should Think Twice Before Embracing Joy Villa’s Pro-Life Performance

Villa isn’t just an innocent pro-life activist trying to highlight the plight of the unborn. She’s a potential candidate for Congress, and a Scientologist.

Why Serena Williams’ Scary Birth Story Would Likely Have Been Worse If It Were Yours

If Serena Williams hadn’t been famous, and especially if she were in an inner-city or rural hospital, she may never have returned home with her daughter.

New York Times Memorializes Mormon President Less Charitably Than They Did Fidel Castro

The New York Times obituary was taken as an opportunity to demonize a leader who has spent his life and influence trying to better the world through charity and the word of God.

How To Start Organizing Your Life With A Bullet Journal

I am the most disorganized person alive. Of all of the personal organization methods I’ve tried out, the bullet journal works best for me.

On The Difficult Question Of Teaching Our Faith To Our Children

What fills me with the most nervousness about homeschooling isn’t the stuff I don’t know (I can teach myself fifth grade math), but the weighty task of an education in faith.

Trump Drags Red Herring Past Pack Of Yowling Democrats, Leads Them Off Alabama Race

On a day most political reporters thought they’d be talking about the accusations against Roy Moore, they are instead at a fever pitch about the president’s ambiguous tweets.

In ‘Raising Trump,’ Ivana Trump Tells All, To Her Own Detriment

In ‘Raising Trump,’ Ivana Trump’s new memoir, the president’s former wife crosses the line between ‘tell all’ and TMI.

It’s Media’s Fault 71 Percent Of Roy Moore Voters Don’t Believe WaPo Allegations

In the last year, it’s become easier to understand how an entire subsection of Americans disbelieve everything that comes out of the media.

What To Tell Your Kids When You Die

Health crises forced pundit and radio host Erick Erickson to confront his own mortality and write ‘Before You Wake: Life Lessons from a Father to His Children,’ a good blueprint for parents who want to prepare their kids for a world without them.

Despite Accusations, George H.W. Bush Is No Harvey Weinstein

In publicizing these stories, the actions of a deteriorating and elderly man are grouped with that of venomous, cold, predatory, and calculating men like Harvey Weinstein.

I Was On Medicaid For Years. It’s Horrible And Should Be Cut, Not Expanded

Since most in the media and on Capitol Hill come from upper-middle-class households, few seem to spend time talking to those Americans on Medicaid rolls.

Leah Remini Trains The Big Guns On Scientology In Latest Episode

The man who designed the security system at the main center for Scientology on the West says it eventually was used to keep people from escaping.

How The Transgender Crusade Made Me Rethink My Support For Gay Marriage

The Left has shown the totalitarian manner in which it exacts support, or at least silence, from everyday Americans. Gay marriage was just a wedge.

Leah Remini’s Latest Scientology Takedown Attempt Is Weak

While the stories of suicide in episode two and three are indeed tragic and heart-breaking, how much responsibility does Scientology have for them?

Leah Remini Is Back To Scientology On A&E, Focusing On Child Abuse

Season one of Leah Remini’s Scientology special was about telling the stories of its victims. Season two is about taking it down.

The New York Times Is Okay With Sexism So Long As The Target Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Women in Trump’s White House are criticized not just for what they say or do, but also for what they wear, although the media used to tell us this was sexist.

Help Us Get Back To A Real ’90s Dating Scene By Matchmaking, Like Me

Matchmaking systems work in a variety of ways, but they have myriad advantages over our often disgusting and ineffective modern dating culture.

The Anti-Defamation League’s Sad Slide Into Just Another Left-Wing Pressure Group

CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wants the Anti-Defamation League to get ‘involved in fights it has no place being in, like Hispanic hate crime. It’s not their lane. It’s bad, but not anti-Semitic.’

If Liberals Want To Have Fewer Children To Save The Planet, More Power To Them

Individuals who choose to have fewer kids should by all means proceed. Meanwhile, pro-family conservatives shall inherit the future.