Daddy, why are all those Jews for Jesus on our front lawn?

No, they’re not really, not yet at least, but I’ve laid in an extra supply of apples and honey in case I have to show them hospitality, now that the New York Times has taken up the story of the Great Yellow Pages Debate of 2005.

Just to recap, today’s Times story was generated by the coverage in the Jewish Exponent that was repurposed on

Original reporting was done by the indomitable Harriet Kessler, editor of the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey. (Full disclosure: I write a monthly column on technology for the Voice, but the discussions with Verizon over this issue happened in my capacity as Vice President for Government and Public Relations for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey.

I don’t think we’ve heard the final chapter on this. Stay tuned!

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