Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Artist Laura F. Cohn's painting "Dancing the Hora" adorns the kitchen wall of her home in Bala Cynwyd. Like the artist herself, the creation was inspired by experiences and artistic traditions culled from disparate worlds and world views. Cohn, 42, grew up in a Chicago suburb and attended a humanistic Jewish congregation; her parents were married by a rabbi affiliated...
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"I planted a tree," 5-year-old Sam Schulz proudly declared. He hadn't actually placed a seed in the ground yet, but the budding arborist had - with the help of a volunteer at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania in Chestnut Hill - placed a seed for a dawn redwood inside a plastic cup. Sam was one of about...
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Swarthmore College freshman Aaron Schwartz has already spent about 20 hours over the course of a week fashioning a radio piece about an Iraqi skeleton sledder who tried, but failed, to make the 2006 Winter Olympics and represent his embattled country on the world stage. Now its Thursday afternoon, and Schwartz' deadline looms. The studio for the college's "War News...
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As violent protests raged throughout the Muslim world - sparked by cartoons originally published last fall in a Danish newspaper depicting the Prophet Mohammed - one American Muslim scholar insisted that true religious faith offers an alternative to a clash of cultures. Eboo Patel, a 30-year-old who holds a doctorate from Oxford University in the sociology of religion, argued during...
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For months now, outspoken anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose 24-year-old son was killed in the line of duty in Baghdad, has blamed the American government and its policies in Iraq for her loss. At an event where she was honored by the Philadelphia-based Shalom Center, the California woman - best known for pitching camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas...
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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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