Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Despite reports to the contrary, the head of the Republican Jewish Coalition insists that the partisan organization has not given up on Pennsylvania — though it has clearly scaled back its plans to vie for Jewish votes here. It has been repeatedly report­ed over the past several weeks that the RJC had shifted $1.5 million intended for Pennsylvania to Ne­vada...
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Forget Super PACs. When it comes to political funding, Jewish "bundlers" dominate the scene in the Philadelphia area.
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Talks between representatives of the Perelman Jewish Day School and the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy have taken on a sense of urgency as Perelman’s board looks to decide the fate of its struggling Saligman Middle School in the coming months. It appears that the talks have been substantive enough, or public pressure influential enough, that the idea of merging...
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The U.S. Senate has passed a non-binding resolution, co-sponsored by three sen­­ators, including Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), stating that American policy should be to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. The resolution, backed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and co-authored by U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), was introduced in February. It...
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To anyone who asserts that Israel is a racist society, Shlomo Molla has a simple retort: Just take a look at my life. The 46-year-old was born in an Ethiopian village with no electricity and he has risen through the ranks of Israeli society, where he now holds the position of deputy speaker of the Knesset. “If you have your...
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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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