Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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State Sen. Connie Williams (D-District 17) announced that she will not seek re-election come November, and that she will step down when her term expires at the end of 2008. "This has been an incredibly rewarding 11 years, but it's not my whole life," said Williams, whose legislative career began in 1997, when she was elected to represent the 149th...
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Dreams permeate the book of Genesis. From Jacob's nighttime visions of God to his son Joseph's use of dream interpretation in the service of pharaoh in Egypt, the Bible's first book captures the potential transformative power -- and, at times, the paralyzing anxiety -- brought about by the powerful images that inhabit, and often haunt, a mind at rest. Yet...
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When it comes to holiday decor, just what's kosher?
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It's been more than 18 years since the U.S. Supreme Court last examined whether or not decking out government property with Christmas and Chanukah symbols violates the notion of separation of church and state. The 1989 decision in County of Allegheny v. ACLU of Greater Pittsburgh wandered into the murky waters of determining what exactly constitutes a religious symbol. The...
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Not long ago, the candidacy of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was considered to be floundering, while his chief rival was enjoying an aura of near invincibility. However, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-N.Y.) large lead in New Hampshire -- a key early primary state -- has all but evaporated, while Obama's fortunes have shot up. At this point, Iowa seems...
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Though her life hasn't been affected directly in any way by violent crime, one well-known Philadelphia philanthropist has decided that illegal guns present the most significant public safety issue to the city and the state, and she's hoping to change the legislative status quo by mobilizing voters to pressure elected officials. "This is an enraged constituency," declared Lynn Honickman of...
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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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