Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Why is it that some children can breeze through books above their grade level, but can't for the life-of-them comprehend long division, while others can effortlessly identify a musical note or pitch, but just can't seem to tell a fast ball from a curve ball until after they've swatted air? According to the theory of multiple intelligences, first proposed by...
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Just about a year ago, the former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky, then Israel's Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, spoke here at the Gershman Y and highlighted the universal themes of his 2004 book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror, arguing how international pressure helped topple the authoritarian regime in the Soviet Union...
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For the past 40 years, Jewish women have been at the forefront of the feminist movement, challenging nearly every conventional attitude regarding women's lives, and in the process have transformed American society. Judaism was not immune to this transformative spirit, as Jewish feminists demanded that the religious community come to terms with the fact that it had treated women as...
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A century after the birth of Viktor E. Frankl - who spent three years in four Nazi deaths camps, and used his experiences to transform psychotherapy into a discipline that encouraged patients to resist despair and embrace life - proponents of his ideas are using his approach for everything from treating terminally-ill cancer patients to improving workplace dynamics. This was...
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Stefan Presser, 52, who in his 19 years as legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania used the courts to protect a wide array of clients and civil rights - from challenging police racial profiling of drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike to advocating for the well-being of foster-care children in Philadelphia - died on Oct. 6...
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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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