Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Shavit Moshe has a lot on his plate. For starters, there's the Israeli native's day job. The 32-year-old -- a one-time soldier who nowadays sports an Eagles cap and a thickening beard, since he says that he doesn't have enough time to sleep, let alone to shave -- is executive chef at the Glendale Uptown Home in Northeast Philadelphia, a...
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When new ownership and management took over at the Golden Slipper Uptown Home in Northeast Philadelphia last year and transformed it into Glendale Uptown Home, part of the reshuffling was a conscious decision to reach out to the Russian-speaking Jewish population. "We want to service the neighborhood, and if you take a look out the window, you see that the...
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For months, the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, which represents Jewish federations across the state, has lobbied on behalf of a bill that would mandate the Keystone state to utilize its economic leverage to punish Iran and other nations, including Sudan, that have been labeled by the U.S. State Department as sponsors of terrorism. "Genocide and terrorism will not be tolerated by...
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Yael Dayan, daughter of the late Israeli soldier and statesman Moshe Dayan, told a small local gathering last week that the Jewish state has no alternative but to negotiate with Palestinian leaders -- and that she can't imagine any outcome much worse than the current status quo. Dayan added that high expectations are needed if the upcoming talks at Annapolis...
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Democrat Ruth Damsker said that she knew she was taking a chance by aligning herself with a better-known candidate, former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel, but she thought their partnership was the best shot that the Democrats had to take control of the Montgomery County Courthouse. However, it didn't work out that way. Hoeffel, who got the second-highest number of votes,...
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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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