Well, to make a long story short, Boris Pasternak was Jewish!
Since Boris Pasternak's mother was Jewish, and in Judaism one's religion is based on one's mother's religion, then that makes him also Jewish. His father was Jewish too.
Boris Pasternak (who's full birth name was Boris Leonidovich Pasternak) was born on 10 February 1890 in Moscow, Russian Empire.
He is best known as the author of Doctor Zhivago, a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Second World War. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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