Section: Parshas HaShavua Category: Quick Vort
|Parshas Ki Savo: Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz - Why The Jewish Financiers?|
| Rav Yehonoson Eibushitz asks why do the gentiles constantly come to borrow money from the Jews? Are there not enough non Jewish banks to borrow from? In the brachos of the parsha it says the gentiles will borrow from you and you will not need to borrow from them, "Vihilvisa Goyim Rabim V'Ata Lo Silveh." (28:12)
He answers that Chazal tell us that the money Iyov had carried a special Bracha. Whoever invested money borrowed from Iyov, made himself a large fortune. So too with Klal Yisroel. Money borrowed from a Jew will return dividends many times over. As word gets out, the Jewish banks become the place to stand on line.