Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Giant dreidels, life-sized Judah Maccabeecut-outs and computers loaded up with Chanukah games are coming to strip malls in Montgomery, Chester and Bucks counties. Chabad Lubavitch's idea of bringing "Chanukah Wonderlands" to area malls stems from the desire to make the story of the Jewish revolt against the Syrian Greeks come alive for children during a month where all things Christmas...
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It took years to reach this point, but Mania Perel is convinced that in order to salvage her heath and her sanity, she must do what was once unthinkable, and put her husband of more than 50 years into a nursing home. The problem for the Northeast Philadelphia woman is that, currently, there's no room at a kosher facility. And...
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Maverick labor leader Andrew Stern believes that America’s position as a global economic power — which has offered successive generations the proposition of a better life through hard work and diligence — is in danger of slipping away. Speaking to more than 200 business and civic leaders at a Nov. 17 lunchtime event at the Union League in Center City,...
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The National Museum of American Jewish History's plan to construct a prominent new building on Independence Mall - a symbolic space that proponents say demonstrates just how the Declaration of Independence and Constitution have benefited a religious and ethnic minority - has undergone a slight revision. Rather than build on their current Fifth Street site between Market and Arch streets,...
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Inscription offers new slant on ABC's of archaeology
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On the last day of the dig, after long stretches of work under the blinding light of the Israeli sun, excavators spotted what appeared to be an inscription on a 40-pound stone wedged into a 3,000-year-old wall. The importance of these archaic letters - obscured by dust and the wear of millennia - only became apparent after the block had...
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Profile

Bryan Schwartzman has been reporting on the Jewish community of Philadelphia since 2003. After 10 years as a staff writer, he now occasionally freelances for the Exponent. He writes about trends in politics, religion and spirituality, philanthropy and sometimes dabbles in sports and the arts. 
 
He has received numerous awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists, the Jewish American Press Association and other organizations.
 
A native New Yorker, he earned a master’s degree in modern Jewish history and literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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