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William Schack

William Schack

As fashion center in the once remote city of Dallas, the Neiman-Marcus specialty store has achieved international fame. It is not nearly so well known,...

During the last few years in widely separated parts of the country, many congregations have been denied building or use permits for the construction of...

In my first article in the December 1955 issue of Commentary, I asserted that in the last few years American synagogues were, “for the first...

The much discussed postwar religious revival in the American Jewish community has been accompanied by a spate of synagogue and community center building unique, for...

The old question, whether or not there is such a thing as Jewish art, receives a new answer here. _____________   For half a century Jewish artists have...

“Khamishia,” a five-part movie recently released in New York and elsewhere through the country, is the first film made entirely in Israel. As a pioneer...

American interest in Israeli painting has been stimulated recently by a succession of one-man shows by Israeli artists in New York, and now by a...

William Schack is the author of that remarkable biography of Louis Eilshemius which appeared in 1939, And He Sat Among the Ashes. Arnold Friedman, the...

This department—usually described as a place for reports on cultural and social trends—this month extends its boundaries to include William Schack’s description of what was...

Rembrandt’s Jews Rembrandt, the Jews and the Bible. by Franz Landsberger. Translated from the German by Felix N. Gerson. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1946. 189...