Did you read the NY Times story about Sergey Brin’s $1MM donation to the organization that saved him and other Jews from death at the hands of Russian anti-semites?
Maybe the money I sent to Bolislav Vainman, my “Russian Twin,” in 1986, did find its way to him, after all. Maybe my mom was wrong, maybe Bolislav, like Sergey, did, as I predicted, use my Bar Mitzvah money to move to Israel, start a tech company, sell it to Sun Microsystems or something, and live happily ever after while I toil in Times Square?
Before Sergey Brin co-founded Google, he was a little Jewboy getting beat up in Russia. This is what he looked like…
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society is going to use Sergey’s donation to digitize their records. That might mean they’ll help us in our search for Bolislav Vainman. But as of tonight, when I search for Bolislav, I am left feeling like a hungry Russian dog, cold and alone in the Siberian desert:
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