Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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It's not hard to find Jewish voters concerned about the fiscal health of the nation. Take, for example, Sybil Schwartz and Ken Brier. Both Schwartz of Garnet Valley in Delaware County and Brier of Bala Cynwyd in Montgomery County are in their 60s, and still working. While they each cite the economy as their No. 1 issue, they attribute different...
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Pennsylvania state legislators are pressing the administration of Lincoln University for more information on a literature professor who has called for the destruction of Israel and who, according to the lawmakers, has promoted denial of the Holocaust. The Pakistani-born Kaukab Siddique is a tenured professor at Lincoln, an historically black college in Chester County that receives state funding. Though some...
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The perennial issue of whether or not to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem surfaced this week during a congressional debate at the Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, N.J. U.S. Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.), a freshman lawmaker, is defending his turf against Republican Jon Runyan, a former offensive tackle for the Philadelphia...
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While the U.S. Senate race to replace Arlen Specter has produced a heated, ongoing debate on U.S. policy toward Israel, the Pennsylvania gubernatorial contest has generated relatively little fervor in the Jewish community. Still, the next occupant of the governor's mansion -- be it Republican Tom Corbett or Democrat Dan Onorato -- will be confronted with issues that could have...
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Pat Toomey's Senate campaign headquarters in Allentown sits across the road from the intricate network of roller coasters over at Dorney Park, perhaps serving as an apt symbol of the unpredictable nature of the wild ride known as politics.
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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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