Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Israeli teens Oded Rinsky and Shy-li Tal gave up virtually every weekend for the past six months in order to prepare for their summer gig -- touring the United States as "emissaries" of their home country. It's part of a Scouting tradition that stretches back decades, even before the founding of the Jewish state. In fact, it seems like many...
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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) introduced a congressional resolution rebuking the University and College Union of the United Kingdom, which represents more than 120,000 educators, for voting in favor of a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Filed by the freshman lawmaker on June 6, House Resolution 467 urges the international scholarly community, individual members of the UCU, as well...
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The Rev. Peter T. Manzo admitted that he hasn't always been enamored with the modern State of Israel. For many years, he viewed the Jewish nation "as an intrusion into the indigenous life of the Middle East." "Millions of Eastern European immigrants had simply bullied the Middle Eastern natives out of their homes," he continued. "If the Jews needed a...
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The sidewalk in front of Congregation Beth Hamedrosh in Wynnewood is roped off. The driveway remains a work in progress; large heaps of dirt fill a space set to become a parking lot. In short, the building is still very much a construction site. But the lion's share of the work has been completed, and earlier this month -- after...
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The national debate over attempts to force government-run pension funds to divest from rogue nations -- whether or not legislation should focus solely on Iran, Sudan or a handful of other countries, and whether the overall approach should be broad or narrow in scope -- has found its way to Harrisburg. On one side is State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-District...
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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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