Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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As conservative thinker Norman Podhoretz vociferously defended the Bush Doctrine, in addition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some members of the Center City audience he was addressing shook their heads, laughed or even heckled the man. When he then went on to advocate a pre-emptive strike against Iran to thwart the regime's nuclear capabilities, one woman called out,...
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A pianist lightly tickled the ivories as roughly two-dozen guests -- all major contributors to the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev -- milled about on the first floor of a 19th-century brownstone off Rittenhouse Square. The supporters sipped on wine, nibbled on cheeses and crudités, and quietly admired the private residence decorated with large paintings, sculptures and antique furniture, as...
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Once she signed on to the "Draft Fred Thompson 2008 Committee" at the beginning of the year, Downingtown resident Judy Davidson -- who is convinced that no other candidate can win the White House in 2008 -- anxiously awaited the moment when the former U.S. senator from Tennessee and well-known star of "Law & Order" would plunge into the presidential...
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To mark the 220th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by its framers, Aharon Barak, recently retired president of the Supreme Court of Israel, outlined the role judges play in his country's democratic process -- one that's besieged by security concerns and lacks a written constitution to guide jurisprudence. "Every battle a country faces must be waged in...
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More than 800 people crowded into the ballroom at the Center City Sheraton on Sept. 5, all of them seemingly restless with anticipation. When Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) finally entered the room -- after a litany of speakers, including U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13) and State Sen. Connie Williams (D-District 17), touted her presidential caliber -- those gathered let...
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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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