Hinda Mandell


A Jewish Family's ‘Mein Kampf’ Story

By Hinda Mandell

A Jewish Family's ‘Mein Kampf’ Story
A Jewish family kept a copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ that an uncle claimed as a souvenir from a slain Nazi soldier. Hinda Mandell went to Germany to find the truth behind the family tale.Read More


Things to Do Before the Baby

By Hinda Mandell

Things to Do Before the Baby
As a 30-something married woman who has no kids, I get a lot of this from friends and family:Read More


Cluttered Closet, Cluttered Mind?

By Hinda Mandell

Cluttered Closet, Cluttered Mind?
When I got back home after traveling for a month around Europe with only a 20-inch suitcase, I could no longer deny the fact that my bulging closet required some attention.Read More


Anne Frank, the App

By Hinda Mandell

Anne Frank, the App
Earlier this month I found myself waiting in an hour-long line outside the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Antsy, I decided to download the free “Anne’s Amsterdam” app that was advertised outside the museum.Read More






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