Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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For Rabbi Ira Budow, headmaster of the Abrams Hebrew Academy, the prisoner exchange leading to the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit served as the ultimate teachable moment.
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For Rabbi Ira Budow, headmaster of the Abrams Hebrew Academy, the prisoner exchange leading to the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit served as the ultimate teachable moment.
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Former Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Robert Daniels died last week after sustaining injuries from a fall. He was 73. The Villanova resident and member of Har Zion Temple had more than four decades of experience in the legal profession, specializing primarily in civil litigation. "He was a lawyer's lawyer," said Robert Rovner, a former state senator who knew Daniels for...
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As one of 12 members of the Congressional Supercommittee tasked with trimming more than $1 trillion from the national budget over 10 years, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's calendar is pretty full these days -- especially considering that the Nov. 23 deadline is fast approaching to get a deal done. Still, officials at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia have managed...
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Israel has always been a mainstay in Libby Lenkinski's life. Her mother grew up there and, as a child, she visited relatives living on kibbutzim in picturesque northern Israel.
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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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