Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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On the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, attended a commemoration ceremony in Bayonne, N.J. There, officials unveiled a 100-foot-tall monument honoring the victims who died in the World Trade Center in 2001, as well as 1993. Looking over some names on the monument, Chertoff noticed a college classmate; it...
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Hoping to chip away at Democratic Challenger Bob Casey's consistent lead in the polls, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) has repeatedly touted his ardent opposition to the Iranian regime, arguing that he -- and not his opponent -- has a deep and longstanding commitment to confronting what he labels "Islamic-Fascism." His campaign Web site includes a "Jewish Community Accomplishments" section...
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Organizers of a Selichot program at Germantown Jewish Centre -- "Are We in the Midst of World War III?" -- admitted that the title might be considered a tad sensationalist. Yet in light of the recent war between Israel and Hezbollah, the ongoing conflagrations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and increasing anti-Semitism in Europe and the Arab world, synagogue officials thought...
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For one Philadelphia native -- motivated by the legacy of the Holocaust to get involved in political life and help ensure that Jews have access to those who pull the strings -- the first decade of the new millennium is looking more and more like the 1930s, with a major state seemingly bent on the destruction of Jews. "If Hitler...
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Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, author of the classic When Bad Things Happen to Good People, as well as nine other books, has just published his newest work, Overcoming Life's Disappointments. It draws on the story of Moses, and weaves together references to social science and popular culture with the explicit purpose of helping people deal with the personal setbacks that...
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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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