In his eulogy for his close friend John McCain, Joe Lieberman recalled McCain’s accommodation of Lieberman’s Jewish observance and his love of Yerushalayim.
Lieberman, speaking on Shabbos at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., recalled McCain suffering through Shabbos elevators in Israel, walking long distances with him on Shabbos, and forgoing Friday night festivities overseas to share a quiet meal with Lieberman — what McCain called a “Shalom Shabbat.”
Lieberman wrapped up his eulogy, recalling how much he and McCain enjoyed talking about faith whenever they visited Yerushalayim, a city McCain loved. They would sit in a hotel balcony looking over the city, and when Lieberman entered the private sector, McCain urged him to buy an apartment in Yerushalayim with a view, and to reserve a room for him.
McCain, Lieberman said, “is deriving pleasure from the fact that his funeral is on a Saturday and I had to walk here,” prompting laughter.
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