Aestheticism and the Flight from Jewishness
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The Jewish religion has no visual images, and this fact has created a sort of extra urge for pictorial outlet in other spheres. The author is a non-practising Jew, and he do not know whether Chagall is a practising Jew, but he do feel the urge streaming out of him to create the shapes and colours. In an interview conducted for the Jewish Chronicle in May 1963, Viennese emigre Rudolph Cartier, a senior drama producer at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), spoke of his passion for film and television and the joy he found in creating images for the screen. Upon returning to the studio, Mayhew departed from the series stated purpose, asking Levy about those elements of his faith that went beyond the individual. It was conceived as relating to the conception in Judaism of God's purpose for Israel and for the world and once again took the programme away from the individual and his faith.