Shared Seder to Target HIV

March 25, 2008


Source: The Miami Herald

When asked to participate in an interfaith Passover service focusing on AIDS awareness, the Rev. Naomi King saw many links between the Jewish holiday's story of exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt and modern-day efforts to battle the disease.

She immediately said yes to participating in the annual Seder of Hope on Sunday at the Ramat Shalom Synagogue in Plantation.

''I love being connected to the idea of the need to be free from enslavement to this virus,'' said King, minister at the River of Grass Unitarian Universalist Congregation, also in Plantation. ``I see the parallels to the Passover story, of leaving Egypt and finding the Promised Land. We've been wandering in the desert a long time to find a cure.''