When Ilise Marrazzo was growing up, Easter was one of her favorite holidays. But the celebration often left her feeling perplexed.
Her father was Catholic, and she loved candy and Easter egg hunts as much as the next kid. But as a Conservative Jew, she knew few others who observed even the cultural aspects of the Christian holiday.
"I was the only kid at my synagogue who did anything for Easter, and when I asked my rabbi about it, he had no interest in discussing it," the Patterson Park woman said. "It made me feel like an outsider."
The next three days may prove a boon to people such as Marrazzo, one of a growing number of...