Schwartz, Earl

The Texts We Face (Fall 1989)

The Bible is a tradition with a history. Its reputation precedes it. It is rare that someone reads from the Bible without first having heard something about it. Martin Buber, in an essay entitled "The Man of Today and the Jewish Bible," discusses the ways in which the Hebrew Bible's reputation may undermine its message.

My Father's Socialism (Fall 1990)

My father was a working man. He began working to help support his family, like many others in his generation, when he was still a child. He was proud of his thick biceps. They bore eloquent testimony to his life of labor.