Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

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When it comes to contemporary scholarship dealing with the 24 books that comprise the Hebrew Bible, academics and theologians can find all sorts of ways to disagree with one another. Here are just of few of the subjects they argue about: How reliable are all or parts of the text as a historical document, and what does the entire work...
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A husband-and-wife team of German journalists, who reported on how students and teachers in rural Tennessee memorialized the Holocaust, recently recounted how their steadfast involvement wound up being more complicated than they'd imagined. Peter W. Schroeder and Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand have each written several books and have served as foreign correspondents for German newspapers, but they may be best known for...
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Apparently, it's not always a good idea to list time in the army on your résumé -- at least, not the Israeli army. Asaf Romirowsky, manager of Israel & Middle East Affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, discovered this when he was abruptly uninvited from an Oct. 24 panel discussion on "Anti-Americanism in the Middle East" at the...
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The Iran issue may be a bit of a wild card in the 2008 presidential primaries, to say nothing of the general election, according to columnist Dick Polman. Will voters ultimately reward tough talk on Iran? Or will it make the majority of the electorate skittish about the prospects of another war, considering how unpopular the conflict in Iraq has...
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney insists that he's no flip-flopper. Back in 1994, Romney ran against U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) as a pro-choice, pro-gay-rights Republican and lost. Fast-forward 13 years: Romney, a Republican presidential hopeful, is an abortion opponent who opposes civil unions, as well as gay marriage. Was the shift one of conviction or convenience? In an Oct...
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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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