Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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As the Democrats prepare to run both the House and the Senate come January, questions remain about how the shift in power for the incoming 110th Congress will shape American policy on Iraq, as well as a range of domestic issues. U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13), who was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second term in Congress, said rather than...
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Take it from somebody who should know: Nobody can possess an encyclopedic knowledge of the Jewish people -- at least not without a reference book or two at their disposal. That's the opinion of Michael Berenbaum, the executive editor of the forthcoming 22-volume, 16-million-word Encyclopaedia Judaica , 2nd edition, who read through the entire tome several times, all the way...
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The failure of peace to materialize and the omnipresent threat of war -- and worse -- has had a profoundly negative impact on the Israeli national consciousness, prompting many citizens of the Jewish state to "shrink into themselves," shunning both public life and discourse, according to a noted Israeli novelist and short-story writer. Orly Castel-Bloom, who was born in Tel...
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More than two years after the Presbyterian Church USA angered many Jews by issuing a strong rebuke of Israel at its national general assembly, a group of clergy representing the 2.5-million-member Presbyterian denomination concluded a series of consultations with Jewish leaders that organizers hoped would lay the groundwork for better relations between the two religious communities. "We are really at...
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SCRANTON, Pa. Democrat Bob Casey led in the polls virtually from the moment he announced his candidacy to unseat Sen. Rick Santorum some 20 months ago. Nevertheless, analysts argued that the Republican -- a skilled debater and a fierce campaigner -- would find a way to close the gap and take the contest to the distance. But in the end,...
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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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