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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’s new memoir, the president’s former wife crosses the line between ‘tell all’ and TMI.
In the last year, it’s become easier to understand how an entire subsection of Americans disbelieve everything that comes out of the media.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While the stories of suicide in episode two and three are indeed tragic and heart-breaking, how much responsibility does Scientology have for them?
Season one of Leah Remini’s Scientology special was about telling the stories of its victims. Season two is about taking it down.
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.
Matchmaking systems work in a variety of ways, but they have myriad advantages over our often disgusting and ineffective modern dating culture.
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.’
Individuals who choose to have fewer kids should by all means proceed. Meanwhile, pro-family conservatives shall inherit the future.
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