Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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As violent protests raged throughout the Muslim world - sparked by cartoons originally published last fall in a Danish newspaper depicting the Prophet Mohammed - one American Muslim scholar insisted that true religious faith offers an alternative to a clash of cultures. Eboo Patel, a 30-year-old who holds a doctorate from Oxford University in the sociology of religion, argued during...
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For months now, outspoken anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose 24-year-old son was killed in the line of duty in Baghdad, has blamed the American government and its policies in Iraq for her loss. At an event where she was honored by the Philadelphia-based Shalom Center, the California woman - best known for pitching camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas...
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A former member of the Ku Klux Klan and several neo-Nazi groups told an audience at Temple Sholom in Broomall how anti-Semitism and racism had consumed his life for years, and how he's spent the past two decades trying to make amends by espousing tolerance. Kensington native Thomas Martinez - who said he'd never heard of the Holocaust when he...
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A former advisor to six U.S. secretaries of state called for a "measured" American response to the new era of "fierce unpredictability" in Middle East politics. Aaron David Miller - a senior State Department advisor during much of the Oslo peace process, who until recently headed Seeds of Peace, an organization that promotes Israeli/Palestinian dialogue - said during a Feb...
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The first time Craig Levine flew solo, he was 16 years old, and had to wait for his mother to pick him up at the airfield since he didn't have his driver's license yet. While he's now legally permitted to operate a motor vehicle down here on terra firma, the 45-year-old Blue Bell resident has never really left the friendly...
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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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