Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

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Landing in the national airport just outside Rafah in the Gaza Strip, a citizen of the sovereign Palestinian state can expect to be back in his or her hometown of Hebron in the West Bank in well under an hour. All you have to do is hop on the country's smooth-running high-speed rail line, which links the two parts of...
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A measure of calm has returned to the 7800 block of Bustleton Avenue; employees of the Golden Slipper Health and Rehab Center, a Jewish nursing home in Northeast Philadelphia, laid down their picket signs and agreed to go back to work. The six-day strike ended on July 6, when, late in the afternoon, negotiators for District 1199C of the National...
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Returning from the violence-ravaged province of the Sudan known as Darfur, a Philadelphia doctor who received his medical training in Israel is holding out little hope that the hundreds of thousands of refugees there will be able to return to their villages and resume a normal life anytime soon. "The sad thing is that while I was there, things got...
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A Philadelphia story sails into another port - Baltimore
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The story goes something like this: In 1802, a 10-year-old Philadelphian named Uriah Phillips Levy approached the captain of the USS New Jerusalem and offered his services as a cabin boy, hoping to learn the ways of the sea. Seafaring lore has it that the precocious child, one of 14 siblings, also negotiated the stipulation that he be returned to...
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For the past 23 years, the Politz Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, has served young boys and girls as a home away from home. But after two decades in business, it's time for a little home improvement. Thanks to private contributions, the school is getting a $1.5 million face-lift that will create 11 additional classrooms, along...
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Profile

Bryan Schwartzman has been reporting on the Jewish community of Philadelphia since 2003. 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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