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Sep 4, 2018, 11:54 PM
John McCain’s Path to Happiness
Americans are unhappier than they have been in more than a decade. Even as the economy improved after the financial crisis, American happiness levels remained stubbornly stagnant. Not only did they not rise, as the economy improved, happiness levels...
Aug 30, 2018, 6:59 PM
Goodbye, John McCain
Of course it is coincidental that John McCain died during Elul, less than a week before Selichot and two weeks before Rosh Hashanah. But the themes that played out through his life, and the way that he acknowledged them in...
Aug 30, 2018, 12:40 AM
The Games People Play
The other day I watched as a somber Senator Schumer, on the verge of literally once again affirming the moniker given him by our President, “cryin Chuck,” spoke before the United States Senate memorializing Senator John McCain. In the...
Stephen M. Flatow
Aug 28, 2018, 3:08 PM
A father remembers John McCain
In these days of widespread disrespect for politicians, I thought I would look back to my two personal encounters with John McCain, who died on Saturday from cancer at the age of 81. If you have ever been to Washington,...
Aug 28, 2018, 7:32 AM
John McCain, Long-time U. S. Senator and An American Hero
I didn't always agree with his politics, but, in my opinion, John McCain was a true American hero. Although he made some mistakes in his life (as we all do), I believe that, for the most part, he acted...
Anthony S. Pitch
Aug 27, 2018, 8:30 PM
Farewell Senator John McCain
Sen. John McCain represented the best of America, the finest of his breed, and the noblest of humanity. His fortitude was undeniable. After being shot down on a wartime mission over North Vietnam the Navy pilot suffered brutally at the...
Ryan Harrison Lee
Aug 27, 2018, 3:04 AM
What John McCain’s Example Taught Me About Israel
While this event may not appear to be related to the message of Times of Israel, the lesson that has come out of it for me certainly is related. I am talking about the death of United States Senator...
Aug 26, 2018, 6:29 PM
John McCain understood why I refused to leave prison
The late US senator translated his firsthand knowledge of the horrors of captivity and dictatorship into a lifelong pursuit of justice
Douglas M. Bloomfield
Aug 25, 2018, 12:49 AM
John McCain, straight-talking mensch
The ailing US senator is a stark contrast to Donald Trump in placing national interests ahead of personal interests
Joseph C. Kaplan
Aug 9, 2018, 9:40 PM
Acts of Kindness Come in All Sizes
A while ago, I wrote a column from the perspective of a beneficiary of small acts of kindness; I discussed their importance and explained how they strongly effect recipients (“Small things matter big time,” January 13, 2017). More recently,...