Saturday, November 22, 2014 Heshvan 29, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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For more than six months, State Treasurer Bob Casey has enjoyed a double digit lead in the polls over Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). But the big question has been whether or not that lead would hold once the campaign -- and the slew of television spots -- shifted into high gear, especially since the Republican incumbent holds a 2-to-1 edge...
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No translation of the rapid-fire Hebrew was needed to comprehend that Sagi Arusi -- a gregarious 15-year-old from Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel -- didn't want to talk about the night three years ago, when his family's home caught fire and much of his body was badly burned. Moments earlier, Sagi -- one of 40 kids, including four Israelis, who traveled to...
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Less than three weeks after U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) shared the stage with Daniel Ayalon, Israel's Ambassador to the United States, another GOP Congress member - albeit a slightly bigger fish that Democrats would like nothing better than to fry in November - appeared on June 19 at the Haverford School with another well-known Israeli politician. Sen. Rick...
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In an effort to broaden its outreach to the gay and lesbian community, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is organizing its very first "Philadelphia Pride Mission to Israel." The trip, slated to take place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 13, will coincide with Jerusalem World Pride, a weeklong series of events that will advocate tolerance and acceptance of gay...
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Bill Coren wasn't the best runner in the 1960s when he was part of the Springfield High School track and field squad. The 57-year-old has suffered from Crohn's disease his entire life, which he said prevented him from building the muscle necessary for the bursts of speed and strength most track events require. But the Delaware County native and longtime...
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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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