Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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A new study in mice raises a tantalizing possibility that humans may one day be able to eat any kind of fat they want without raising their risk of heart disease. "We deleted an enzyme in mice, and they could eat any type of fat and not get heart disease," stated Lawrence Rudel, Ph.D., a professor of comparative medicine. "If...
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Attempts to reopen the Best Value Kosher Meats supermarket, which closed up shop in January after operating for 20 years on Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, have ground to a halt. According to the property's Brooklyn-based landlord, Goldmont Realty Corp., several perspective entrepreneurs expressed an interest in running the store, but all of those deals fell through. "There is no...
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With more than 240 million trees planted and 89 reservoirs built in Israel, the Jewish National Fund can claim to know a little something about water and environmental issues. And as nations across the globe struggle with finding access to clean water supplies and creating sustainable development, officials at JNF's American branch -- it is made up of more than...
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The Pennsylvania State Senate took a baby step toward slashing the size of the General Assembly, one of the largest and costliest state legislatures in the nation. Earlier this month the Senate's State Government Committee approved a bill that would reduce the size of that body from 50 members to 40 and trim the House down from 203 representatives to...
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Even as supporters of Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania sipped their fashionable cocktails and sampled spring rolls at a recent fundraiser for the organization, an undercurrent of palpable anger managed to bubble up every so often to disrupt the festive atmosphere. That's because the organization's 11th Annual Spring Gathering -- held May 1 at the Academy of Natural Sciences on...
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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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