Tammy on December 26, 2017
Wow. Via KTLA. Two Hawaii men have shared a lot over the 60 years they’ve been best friends. But this year, they were shocked to discover they have the same mother after using DNA genealogy kits, according to KHON in Honolulu. Alan Robinson was adopted and Walter Macfarlane had questions about his biological father. The half-brothers first met in the sixth grade and quickly bonded. But despite years of sharing the same interests, finishing each other’s sentences and being told they look alike, the two say they had no idea. “I had a younger brother that I lost when he was 19, so I never had nieces or nephews,” Robinson, who is about a year and a half younger than...
Shifra on October 31, 2017
This episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” is scheduled to air tonight, October 31. Via Times of Israel. In the forthcoming episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” American Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson discovers the tragic fate of her relatives who died in the Holocaust…. Johansson’s grandfather left Poland for the United States, where he worked as a grocer in New York. The PBS show used documentation from Yad Vashem to determine that his brother and family died in the ghetto…. “It’s crazy to imagine that Saul would be on the other side selling bananas on Ludlow Street. And how different it would be being in America at that time,” the 32-year-old actress says. “The fate of...
Shifra on August 26, 2016
Blue Lives Rock! Via IJ Review. Officer Justin Scherlen of the Amarillo, Texas, Police Department was badly injured last September in a car accident while on duty. As KSAT reports, following the accident, Officer Scherlen endured multiple surgeries and rehabilitation. However, in August of this year while on vacation with his wife… and their kids, Scherlen suddenly passed away. Since the father of four couldn’t be there to witness three of his children attend the first day of school, Scherlen’s fellow comrades stood in to help. Together, the officers lined the school’s hallway and hugged Scherlen’s son Jackson, before he headed off to class on his first day of pre-K…. After losing his police officer dad, he has an army...