Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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America's top male tennis pros have struggled on red clay, a surface that can cause even surefooted players to stumble, tending to reward patience and endurance, not power and aggression. Hard-serving Andy Roddick, for example, the best American men's player of the past decade, has never made it past the fourth round of the French Open, played on clay at...
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Rabbi David Teutsch, a local author, was among the 2011 National Jewish Book Award winners. Teutsch, who lives in Mount Airy and is the former president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, received the Myra H. Kraft Award in the category of Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice. His book, A Guide to Jewish Practice: Everyday Living , was published by RRC...
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Avi Romanoff spent months preparing to play the role of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in a mock school primary. The 15-year-old sophomore at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr scoured the presidential hopeful's website and followed the political coverage. He also watched as many of the GOP presidential debates as he could, not only to learn...
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Shalom Auslander, a 41-year-old fiction writer and essayist, lives in upstate New York and grew up in the Orthodox enclave of Monsey, N.Y. Much of his profanity-laced writing -- including his 2007 memoir, Foreskin's Lament -- focuses on his break from his religious upbringing and could be described as darkly comic. The married father of two young sons recently published...
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Despite his surge in Iowa, Santorum is unlikely to entice Jewish Support
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Rick Santorum's near-win in Iowa has bolstered his national profile but he may have his work cut out for him in attracting Jewish support. Pro-Israel insiders say the Santorum campaign is now aggressively reaching out to Jewish givers who helped him when he was a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. Santorum's stumbling block, they say, is his hard-line stance on social...
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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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