Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

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It took years to reach this point, but Mania Perel is convinced that in order to salvage her heath and her sanity, she must do what was once unthinkable, and put her husband of more than 50 years into a nursing home. The problem for the Northeast Philadelphia woman is that, currently, there's no room at a kosher facility. And...
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Maverick labor leader Andrew Stern believes that America’s position as a global economic power — which has offered successive generations the proposition of a better life through hard work and diligence — is in danger of slipping away. Speaking to more than 200 business and civic leaders at a Nov. 17 lunchtime event at the Union League in Center City,...
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The National Museum of American Jewish History's plan to construct a prominent new building on Independence Mall - a symbolic space that proponents say demonstrates just how the Declaration of Independence and Constitution have benefited a religious and ethnic minority - has undergone a slight revision. Rather than build on their current Fifth Street site between Market and Arch streets,...
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Inscription offers new slant on ABC's of archaeology
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On the last day of the dig, after long stretches of work under the blinding light of the Israeli sun, excavators spotted what appeared to be an inscription on a 40-pound stone wedged into a 3,000-year-old wall. The importance of these archaic letters - obscured by dust and the wear of millennia - only became apparent after the block had...
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Current attempts to curtail government spending in Washington and Harrisburg have social-service advocates concerned that those who depend on government funds for everything from health care to job training might be left in the lurch. During a Center City forum focusing on policy issues affecting low-income families, sponsored by the United Way of Eastern Pennsylvania - of which the Jewish...
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Profile

Bryan Schwartzman has been reporting on the Jewish community of Philadelphia since 2003. 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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