Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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While the race for the Democratic nomination for governor hasn't exactly hit the intensity of March Madness, this contest has also come down to the final four. Most observers agree that, of the remaining contenders, the two candidates from Pittsburgh -- Allegheny County executive Dan Onorato and Auditor General Jack Wagner -- are the top seeds. But both State Sen...
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The Center City offices of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Council on American-Islamic Relations may be separated by just a few blocks, but their interpretations of a new series of books on Islam couldn't be farther apart. CAIR-Pennsylvania is calling on schools and libraries nationwide to return the books, which are geared for middle and high school students...
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Jeremy Kriger's been out of college just a few years, but said that he's already forgotten how much of a strain it can be to sit in class all day. So, at the second annual LimmudPhilly, the 26-year-old environmental consultant noshed on a salted pretzel while his wife continued to sit in on a session. The graduate of Akiba Hebrew...
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A scholar of Eastern religions, specifically Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism, might seem out of place at an academic conference focusing on the Holocaust and the Protestant and Catholic churches. But for Kunihiko Terasawa, an adjunct professor of philosophy and theology at St. Joseph's University, his interest makes perfect sense. In the wake of the Shoah, many Christian scholars -- such...
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For Philip Cohen, it all started with his mother's tzedakah box. The 67-year-old businessman and book publisher recalls watching her stash a little bit away in a Hadassah pushka almost every day during his childhood. That image, more than anything else, brought home the importance of giving to Jewish causes, he said. Now, Cohen and his wife, Marcia, who reside...
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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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