Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

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In the wake of a historic victory for the Democratic Party -- from the race for the White House to the battle for the Pennsylvania state House -- U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-District 7), a retired admiral in the U.S. Navy, likened the country to an aircraft carrier. Change directions too abruptly, and the planes can slide right off the...
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The smell of freshly dried paint lingers in the new offices of the Israel Consulate at 1880 JFK Blvd. in Center City. The conference room lacks a table of any sort, and the walls of the office belonging to the new Consul General Daniel Kutner, who arrived in Philadelphia shortly before Rosh Hashanah, remain totally bare. Back in March, the...
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Daniel Livingston, a John McCain supporter who's all of 13, is frustrated that he won't get to cast a ballot in this year's election. In fact, in 2012, he'll only be 17, so he won't have the chance to vote for president until 2016. Wearing a slightly oversized Flyers jacket, which was a Bar Mitzvah present, the student in the...
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With news outlets wasting little time in calling Pennsylvania for Barack Obama, the partying got under way early; at times, it felt more like New Year's Eve than Election Day. Drinks flowed, party horns were sounded and a three-piece, New Orleans-style brass band supplied the tunes at the Obama campaign's Philadelphia celebration, held at Finnegan's Wake, a two-floor Irish pub...
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A presidential candidates' forum, held at Temple Sinai in Dresher -- a gathering that featured sharply worded questions from the audience regarding some of Barack Obama's previous associations and John McCain's choice for vice president -- went on more or less as originally scheduled, despite a decision by the Obama campaign not to participate in any programs that included representatives...
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Profile

Bryan Schwartzman has been reporting on the Jewish community of Philadelphia since 2003. 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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