Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

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In a scenario that seemed unlikely just a few months ago, the Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama race for the Democratic presidential nod now has all the earmarks of becoming the wildest political circus in recent memory. Both campaigns have begun barnstorming across Pennsylvania in anticipation of the state's April 22 primary, which may or may not decide the outcome. As the...
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The congressional contenders have been whittled down, and it looks as if there won't be contested primaries in District 6 and District 13, after all. Democrat Robert Roggio and Republican Marina Kats have emerged from their respective fields to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) and U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13), respectively. On Feb. 21, the Montgomery County...
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As news reports spread that the Sudanese government has once again embarked on a scorched-earth campaign in Darfur -- one that echoes the aerial bombings and village burnings that touched off a genocidal rampage in the African nation nearly five years ago -- a program organized by a local advocacy group urged Philadelphians to redouble their efforts on this paramount...
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The ongoing internal debate focusing on the practical, moral and geopolitical ramifications of an Israeli presence in the West Bank found its way to the University of Pennsylvania last week in the form of a lecture and a photography exhibit. On one side of a not-so-neatly marked divide stood Aryeh Green, an advisor to former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan...
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A leading Arab journalist, who has covered Palestinian affairs for nearly 30 years for both the international and Israeli press, told a University of Pennsylvania audience that the current round of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders have no chance of succeeding. "All the talks that are taking place are a waste of time. Why? Because the guy you...
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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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