Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Ever since his days as a student at Akiba Hebrew Academy, Adam Cohen has pondered the big questions, the ones that touch on various matters of faith and religion, as well ones that veer into the realm of psychology. So it may be no surprise that this Northeast Philadelphia native - a Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel-Beth Uziel,...
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Invoking the Holocaust-related phrase "Never Again," Jewish groups across the region and throughout the country will head to Washington on April 30 to call attention to the ongoing genocide in Sudan. "The entire world has a mandate to stop genocide," proclaimed Ruth W. Messinger, president and executive director of American Jewish World Service, which, along with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial...
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The Jewish Theological Seminary announced Monday their selection of Stanford University professor Arnold M. Eisen to be the flagship Conservative institution's next chancellor. The American Jewish history expert, who serves as the religious studies chair at Stanford, follows longtime chancellor Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, who will step down on June 30. Eisen, in his mid-50s, grew up in the Logan section...
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Michael Magana is well over six feet tall, but due to the tightly packed crowd and large banners obstructing his view, the Drexel University student could barely see the musicians and singers who had crammed onto the small stage. Yet he was clearly enjoying the sound of traditional mariachi music, with its signature guitar strains, as the notes echoed throughout...
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Hadassah Lieberman has never been able to forget her mother's nighttime screams. She recalled sensing - well before her parents ever talked to her about their experiences - that they had undergone some terrifying ordeals. Lieberman, 58 - wife of Connecticut Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the onetime 2000 vice presidential and 2004 presidential candidate - said that as she grew...
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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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