Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Madison Cohen, a 15-year-old tennis standout, recently crowned Pennsylvania state champion, barely seemed to break a sweat during a recent indoor practice session; the tennis balls, though, sure took a pounding. Cohen's fluid stroke mechanics and sharp footwork make the most of her 5-foot-4-inch frame. Her shots have uncanny velocity and spin, and most are directed at the severest of...
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The Perelman Jewish Day School, in an effort to increase enrollment and lessen the financial burden on parents, announced a $6,000 tuition reduction for all kindergarten students entering in fall 2009. The pilot program will offer a total of $27,000 in tuition assistance per pupil for this incoming class, according to school officials. That means parents of entering students will...
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Especially since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Western scholars and pundits have wrestled with the question of whether violence and intolerance of other viewpoints are somehow endemic to Islam; and, if this is not the case, can liberal forces within the Muslim world act to temper its more extremist elements? Put another way: Is the so-called clash of...
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Two days after winning a hotly contested New Jersey congressional seat, John Adler, a Democratic state senator, managed to squeeze in a workout at his gym at the Betty & Milton Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, N.J. Adler recalled that, while at the gym, a man in his 50s came up to congratulate him. When Adler asked how...
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In the wake of a historic victory for the Democratic Party -- from the race for the White House to the battle for the Pennsylvania state House -- U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-District 7), a retired admiral in the U.S. Navy, likened the country to an aircraft carrier. Change directions too abruptly, and the planes can slide right off the...
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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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