Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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And they're off! From schmoozing at dinners in Chestnut Hill and Roxborough to appearing at a town hall meeting at a Center City synagogue, then on to releasing policy papers on issues such as crime, health care and education via cyberspace, the five Democratic candidates for mayor of Philadelphia are out of the starting gate and racing toward the May...
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Even before the $12 million, 35,000-square-foot Steinhardt Hall had officially opened more than three years ago on the University of Pennsylvania campus -- replacing a cramped, outdated brick structure -- Rabbi Howard Alpert, executive director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, declared that the next big building project would happen on the other side of the Schuylkill, at North Philadelphia's Temple...
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Art works to take a political slant on Middle East
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Created by Israeli and Palestinian artists, the 35 silkscreen prints now on display at Haverford College vary from highly abstract works to more direct representations; from the conciliatory -- a depiction of Palestinian and Israeli flags entwined with a white dove flying overhead -- to more charged expressions of war, conflict and loss in the holy land. While the pieces...
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It looks as if a "landmark" kosher supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia won't be going out of business after all. Last month, Ira Feldman, the longtime owner of Best Value Kosher Meats on Bustleton Avenue, told customers his grocery would be closing come early January. The only other option, Feldman noted, was the unlikely scenario that someone would offer to buy...
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If polls can remotely gage public opinion, then President George W. Bush has had some trouble getting the American people behind his plan to send additional troops to Iraq in order to help quell sectarian violence there. Presumably, a possible military strike against Iran in order to stop it from obtaining or using nuclear weapons would prove a far tougher...
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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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