Height of Bethany Mandel
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1. Where did Bethany Mandel come from ?
Mandel was raised by her mother near Rochester, New York, at times in poverty. Her mother died of lupus when Mandel was 16, at which time she was estranged from her father, and the guardians named in her mother’s will appropriated much of her inheritance. Her father died by suicide when she was 19, after struggling with an addiction to opioid painkillers.
2. What could we know about Bethany Mandel besides his height ?
She transferred to Rutgers University in 2005 for its strong Jewish Studies department and Jewish student community, and worked full-time while a full-time student, graduating in 2008 with a degree in history and Jewish studies. During her college years, she adopted conservative views after finding that Medicaid and other government welfare programs she had expected to help her after her mother’s death were inefficient and ineffective, as well as due to the influence of college friends and the writings of Ayn Rand.
3. What are the projects of Bethany Mandel ?
Born Bethany Ann Horowitz, she changed her name at age 18 to Bethany Shondark Murphy, with Murphy being her mother’s maiden name.
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Upon graduation, Mandel moved to Washington, DC and worked for Washington Hebrew Congregation while looking for a position in conservative politics. After reading about the Jay Pritzker Academy near Siem Reap in Cambodia, she wrote and asked to teach at the school, becoming a fifth grade teacher there for a year. Returning to Washington, DC in 2010 to pursue an Orthodox conversion to Judaism, she found work as a fundraiser and writer at the Heritage Foundation, and then as a marketer, editor and blogger for Commentary magazine, and a guest commentator on numerous radio and television shows. Her effective advocacy for conservative causes led to her being named as one of “36 under 36” individuals reinventing Jewish life by the Jewish Week in 2013.
Since 2013, she has been a freelance writer and commentator while working from home to raise her children.
In 2016, she was the target of online harassment after writing about her opposition to Donald Trump during his campaign for the Republican nomination for president. However, she has written about her vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 US Presidential election, citing his policies towards Israel and “some of his domestic policy (tax cuts, pushback against cancel culture and the media).”
Mandel has written that she adopted anti-abortion views after learning her mother had aborted several pregnancies, leaving her with no siblings.
In August 2017, Mandel wrote a column for the Forward urging people to follow the examples of Daryl Davis, David Abitbol, and the classmates of Derek Black, who led neo-Nazis to renounce their previous ideology by first befriending them. The column was headlined, “We Need to Start Befriending Neo Nazis.” She wrote a year later that her critics on the “angry left” had failed to read beyond the headline of her column and had caricatured her as a “Nazi-loving member of the alt-right,” titling the piece “How the Angry Left turned me into a Nazi.” She then began referring to herself as a Nazi on her twitter account.
In February 2020, Mandel wrote in a column in the Washington Examiner about the American election of delegates to the 38th World Zionist Congress that “the American Jewish Left is using this World Zionist Congress election to try to turn the financial support of the Jewish people against Israel,” describing the aims of the left-leaning Zionist candidates as an “effort..to hijack a billion dollars in money meant to support Israel, not undermine it.”
During the 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak in the United States, Mandel was outspoken in her opposition to the continuation of lockdowns after the initial month. In one tweet, she said:
“You can call me a Grandma killer. I’m not sacrificing my home, food on the table, all of our docs and dentists, every form of pleasure (museums, zoos, restaurants), all my kids’ teachers in order to make other people comfortable. If you want to stay locked down, do. I’m not.”
Everyone needs to make the choices that make sense for them, and most people will choose more caution of their own free will. The restraints on liberty – the government telling you how many people you can have in your private residence, the forced closures of countless small businesses- are a dangerous precedent.
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