Bethany Mandel
Bethany Mandel
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.
Could The Testimony of Defectors Cause Scientology To Implode?

The second episode in Leah Remini’s series about the cult of Scientology shows just how far the religion’s leaders will go to destroy you.

Leah Remini’s Documentary Is Turning Scientology’s Celebrity Obsession Back On Itself

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

A Customer Outed This Trump Supporter, And He Lost 15 Percent Of His Business

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.

7 Daniel Tiger Strategies To Help The Devastated Masses Cope With Disappointment

Instead of protesting Donald Trump’s presidency, the frightened and troubled should turn to ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ for advice and consolation.

Sorry, Trump Protestors: This Is What Democracy Looks Like

The election of Donald J. Trump was perhaps unfortunate, but he is now our president, and there are no do-overs in a democracy.

Why Isn’t The Media Pouncing On Mormon Hatred Like It Has Jew Hatred?

Imagine if what has been said about independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin and Mormons had been said about a Jewish candidate.

Here’s A True Crime Quandary: Did North Korea Kidnap American David Sneddon?

North Korea has a history of kidnapping foreign nationals from South Korea and Japan. Did they kidnap an American hiker 10 years ago?

If You’re Not A Dad, Don’t Go To Dad Events At School

Moms and dads are not interchangeable units. And if mothers can attend events meant only for dads, fathers-only gatherings become meetings for anyone, losing their entire purpose.

It’s Fun For Louis To Do PR For North Korea’s Concentration Camps

Even after an outcry led YouTube star Louis Cole to record a response, he clearly wasn’t quite caught up on what happens inside the Hermit Kingdom.

Prince Harry Finally Opens Up About His Mother’s Death

Just as their mother was famous for championing causes society deemed taboo, Princess Diana’s kids William and Harry have made mental health a centerpoint of their outreach efforts.

6 Reasons Cory Booker Should Be Clinton’s Running Mate

Of the potential Democratic running mates for Hillary Clinton, Sen. Cory Booker’s case is one of the most compelling.

How Pathetic That It Takes ‘Pokémon Go’ To Get Us Outside

Sure, there are some benefits to getting outside for hours of ‘Pokémon Go.’ But it’s pretty sad we’re doing so just to bump into trees while staring at our phones.

Video: Union Officials Volunteer To Shield Abusive Teacher

A new video project from guerrilla filmmaker James O’Keefe proves just how ideologically inconsistent many who discuss the campus rape phenomena are.

An Alligator Could Eat Anyone’s Child

There are lessons to be learned from what happened in this Disney resort, and how our culture might have helped contribute to this tragedy.

Cell Phones Cause Cancer, And Other Scientists’ Lies

As with journalism, scientists have a perverse incentive to warp their findings to garner more clicks, shares, and buzz.

Ozzy Osbourne’s Mistress Isn’t The Enemy

If doxxing Ozzy Osbourne’s mistress is how Sharon thinks their family could be kept together, it’s easy to understand why and how the marriage fell apart in the first place.

To See A ‘Money Monster,’ George Clooney And Julia Roberts Should Look In The Mirror

Americans don’t seem interested in spending $13 a ticket to watch wealthy people villainize how other wealthy people make their living.

Ali Wong And Sheryl Sandberg Caricature Women

Women don’t deserve to be typecast as either voracious go-getters or lazy butt-sitters for our decisions and desires about handling children and careers.

The Monica Lewinsky Feeding Frenzy Was Just a Dry Run

What we’ve learned in the years between the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex scandal and today’s age of Twitter mobs.