Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Standing near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the oldest public Holocaust monument in North America, a small group of politicians, Jewish leaders and survivors of the Shoah blasted the Iranian regime for organizing a conference that sought to call into question the occurrence of the calamitous genocide. "It pains me to have to rebuke and denounce a government...
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From the outset, the 2007 election cycle looked to be a challenging one for the Republican Party, yet many political observers in the area predicted that incumbents Michael Fitzpatrick (R-District 8) and Curt Weldon (R-District 7) would be able to overcome public disenchantment with the president and the war in Iraq, and hold on to their seats. On the other...
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Schwartz Gets Nod for Ways & Means Committee U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13) was appointed by the House Democratic leadership to the influential Committee on Ways and Means. The committee deals with taxes and revenue-raising, and has an oversight role on federal programs such as Social Security and Medicare. "We have our work cut out for us, from lowering...
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While the Conservative movement's law committee may have confounded some by accepting what seem to be diametrically opposed positions regarding the status of gays and lesbians, a number of Philadelphia-area rabbis said the decisions did not come as a surprise to them, and that the rulings were in keeping with the denomination's tradition of tackling controversial issues within the framework...
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The Festival of Lights is rapidly approaching, and that means it's time for many Jewish families to deck their homes with Chanukah-themed dish towels, napkins, candles and tablecloths, all while braving the malls or hopping online to find the latest MP3 player or the hottest video game for the kids. It's no secret that Chanukah has become part of mainstream...
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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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