Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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There’s a widespread perception that nice Jewish boys and girls don’t shoot guns. Think again.
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Members of area synagogues, religious leaders and organizations have begun to mobilize on the issue of gun control like never before.
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About 40 people attended an election-analysis program held at Congregation Mikveh Israel in Old City, hours after the polls closed in Israel. The crowd was mostly right-leaning but not altogether so.
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In the summer of 1969, a year after Andy Warhol announced that everyone would have the chance to be “world-famous for 15 minutes,” Alan Cooper took the stage at the Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y.
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Tu ­B’Shevat — traditionally known as the new year of the trees — has become Judaism’s most environmentally focused holiday. But how much "greening" is going on?
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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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215-832-0743

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