Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Congressman-elect Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) remarked that bipartisan work won't be a stretch for him -- after all, it's a part of his life. His mother, Margaret Murphy, works for retiring State Sen. Joseph Conti (R-District 10), and his wife, Jennifer, was once a member of the College Republicans. He himself voted for President George W. Bush in 2000, and...
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At the schools run by the Abayudaya, the tiny Jewish community in Uganda, students of Jewish, Christian and Muslim backgrounds learn side by side.
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Uriah P. Levy, the first Jewish commodore of the United States Navy, was one for voyages.Uriah P. Levy, the first Jewish commodore of the United States Navy, was one for voyages.
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Plates full of Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing were placed alongside Asian cuisine and kugel on a buffet table stretched across the gymnasium in the Old Pine Community Center in Society Hill.
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Rabbi David Ostrich, who leads the lone congregation in State College, Pa., couldn't bring himself to sermonize last Shabbat on the scandal that's on everyone's mind.
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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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