Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Toward the end of his life, Benjamin Franklin was once asked what exactly the framers of the Constitution had given to their new nation. His answer: "A republic, if you can keep it." According to nationally syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, the United States and its military gave the Iraqi people the framework for a democratic republic. Yet it looks as...
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Democrats did not enjoy the same kind of stunning victory in Harrisburg that their fellow party members had on Capitol Hill, but they did make substantial gains and may still have a chance of claiming a narrow majority in one chamber. All told, the Democrats shaved down what had been a 109 to 94 GOP advantage to what will either...
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Robert Vogel was first bitten by the travel bug nearly 40 years ago, when he took time out from college to visit Japan, then backpack around Europe. Such experiences opened his mind up to a wider world than the one he knew growing up in Mount Airy and Cheltenham. In fact, the longtime educator believes that venturing beyond the familiar...
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As the Democrats prepare to run both the House and the Senate come January, questions remain about how the shift in power for the incoming 110th Congress will shape American policy on Iraq, as well as a range of domestic issues. U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13), who was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second term in Congress, said rather than...
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Take it from somebody who should know: Nobody can possess an encyclopedic knowledge of the Jewish people -- at least not without a reference book or two at their disposal. That's the opinion of Michael Berenbaum, the executive editor of the forthcoming 22-volume, 16-million-word Encyclopaedia Judaica , 2nd edition, who read through the entire tome several times, all the way...
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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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