Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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If Pennsylvania has always been a battleground state for Republicans and Democrats, then the 6th congressional district -- an oddly carved-out area that encompasses parts of Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties, including Lower Merion Township -- has often served as the front line, a region where candidates and the national parties have spent millions of dollars in order to sway...
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During a speech last week in Center City, Oman's ambassador to the United States lauded the 2006 free-trade agreement between the two countries, and urged for increased economic and political cooperation. Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy -- a rare female ambassador from the Arab world, who's represented the oil-rich, Persian Gulf nation since 2005 -- also stated in her remarks that the...
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Judith Shuman Eden, a 61-year-old attorney, community activist and political player who was deeply involved in the long process of rejuvenation in Center City, died Aug. 8 at Pennsylvania Hospital, the result of a protracted battle with cancer. Eden was an opponent of urban blight who used a prodigious knowledge of land-use law and an outsized personality to advocate for...
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Just two years after Chabad Lubavitch of Atlantic County opened a synagogue in the heart of Ventnor City's business district -- in a small storefront above an ice-cream shop -- the shul known as Chabad at the Shore has moved to a larger location, one that its rabbi hopes will serve as a permanent home. Memorial Day weekend celebrated the...
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The Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Ed Rendell have expanded a seven-year-old state program that allows businesses to receive tax breaks for donating to selected school scholarship foundations, something which in effect allows the companies themselves, rather than Harrisburg, to decide how the money is spent. This program has allowed the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools, a nonprofit entity run...
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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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