Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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The roller-coaster ride of the Philadelphia Democratic mayoral primary is over, resulting in what many experts pegged as a highly improbable victory for former City Councilman Michael Nutter. Now Nutter's supporters, as well as many backers of the four candidates he defeated, are expressing hope that the self-styled reformer can bring fundamental change to City Hall, improve the downtown business...
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The Purpose Driven Life , Evangelical pastor Rick Warren's book about following the teachings of Jesus, has sold millions and made its author a household name. While Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis hasn't quite reached that level of fame, her books -- Life Is a Test, The Committed Life , as well as Jewish Souls on Fire -- which urge Jews to...
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Long Island attorney Jeffrey Schwartz peered at the Capitol through the window of a chartered bus that was whisking him and a group of Jewish Democrats across town from their conference site to a private reception on Capitol Hill being hosted by Jewish members of Congress. After a moment, Schwartz -- who recalled standing out in the cold before that...
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A new study in mice raises a tantalizing possibility that humans may one day be able to eat any kind of fat they want without raising their risk of heart disease. "We deleted an enzyme in mice, and they could eat any type of fat and not get heart disease," stated Lawrence Rudel, Ph.D., a professor of comparative medicine. "If...
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Attempts to reopen the Best Value Kosher Meats supermarket, which closed up shop in January after operating for 20 years on Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, have ground to a halt. According to the property's Brooklyn-based landlord, Goldmont Realty Corp., several perspective entrepreneurs expressed an interest in running the store, but all of those deals fell through. "There is no...
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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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