Erinnern ist auch das Thema von Avitalls Project „We will call out your name“, ein Comic-Buch für Kinder über das Leben ihrer Großtante bis zu ihrem Tod im KZ. http://www.berlinerdom.de/content/view/363/204/lang,en/
Our Bible dialogue on psalms ended yesterday with worship at Berlin Cathedral. A highlight was the evening with Avitall Gerstetter, the first female cantor in Germany. She explained and sang to us Psalms, and so gave us both a concert and a lecture that spoke not just to the head but to the heart. That was our actual topic: how can we Christians speak the psalms in our worship and not forget at the same time that these texts are much older than Christianity. These texts speak to us even in times when we are angry and bitter and yet teach us to praise God and be thankful. Jesus prayed a psalm on the cross.
We don't want to - cannot - do without psalms in our worship; we have come to see them as an essential part of it and often interpret them in a distinctly Christian way. Maybe we just need to remember where they come from and treat them with respect like a treasured guest from a tradition older than us.
Remembering is also in the centre of Avitall project “We will call out your name” which is a comic book for children which tells the story of Avitall’s grandmother and her sister, who died in a concentration camp. More on this blog: http://www.tobidahmen.de/blog/we-will-call-out-your-name/