Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Laynie Ginsburg, 21 years old at the time, knew that in order to give her budding romance an opportunity to blossom, she needed to move clear across the country to Philadelphia, and try sharing an apartment - and, for a time, her life - with a guy she didn't know all that well. The Omaha, Neb. native had spent the...
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In recent months, Israeli officials have been at pains to portray Iranian nuclear ambitions as a threat to regional and global stability, not just a problem for Israel, and that sanctions imposed by the United Nations or an international coalition might thwart Teheran's plans. But just two weeks after Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon spoke in Ardmore and delivered a message...
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The Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School's 50th anniversary celebration turned out to be the largest fundraising event in its history, netting the institution roughly $4 million. "We are trying to reach the community with the message that day schools are part of the normal scene of American life, and more and more in the community are supporting us,"...
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In 1903, and again in 1905, a succession of pogroms swept the Moldovan city of Kishinev - then part of the Russian empire - claiming hundreds of lives, prompting the outrage of Jews everywhere and compelling the Hebrew poet H.N. Bialik to pen the chillingly descriptive "In the City of Slaughter." Those pogroms in particular, and the precarious position of...
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The Iranian government's acquisition of nuclear weapons is far from a forgone conclusion, according to Daniel Ayalon, Israel's ambassador to the United States. "Iran can be stopped, by political means or other means," he said during a May 30 townhall-style meeting at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore. The event was organized by U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6), who...
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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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