Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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As Harrisburg was embroiled in a budget standoff that led to a partial shutdown of state government, the legislature apparently still went about its business. On June 8, the House managed to pass the Sudan Divestment Act, sponsored by State Rep. Babette Josephs (D-District 182). House Bill 1140 calls for state pension funds to divest from a handful of companies...
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The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a resolution that condemns the decision by the University and College Union of the United Kingdom to call for an academic boycott of Israel, according to U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) Just last month, Murphy introduced House Resolution 467, which calls on the international community to reject the boycott...
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Zoe Greenberg, a 15-year-old daughter of a rabbi set to enter her junior year of high school, has been recognized for her work in race relations. But it's actually the issue of class and economic equality that most interests the teenager, and largely what drove her to make a film exploring the subject from the perspective of her peers. "...
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In addition to a new name, the school's also getting a new address
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has purchased a 35-acre campus, worth roughly $30 million, located in Delaware County's Radnor Township -- a move officials there hope will lead to the creation of a communal and educational hub for the Main Line, one modeled partly on the more than 20-year-old Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park. Akiba Hebrew Academy will...
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Jino Nakhle, all of 12, recalls the moment with astonishing clarity. Just seven years ago, his father, then a soldier with the South Lebanese Army, broke the news to the family that they had to leave their home immediately -- and forever. It was a simple question of survival. Back in June 2000, Israeli premier Ehud Barak gave the order...
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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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