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Rav Ephraim Zalman Margulios - World Class Torah And Wealth
In the recent history of Klal Yisroel there has not been Torah and Wealth given to one individual like Rav Ephraim Zalman Magulios of Brodie.  His tzidkus and gadlus in Torah were not great for a man of his stature but even when compared to the Gedolei HaDor.  The Chasam Sofer said, "I will run to the Holy and G-dly man.  I should merit that I, he unclean one, will be saved in the Zechus of his Tefila."  When giving a hesped for Rav Ephraim Zalman, the Chasam Sofer said, "Ner Yisroel Amud HaYemini... Avi Avi Rechev Yisroel U'Parahav... his Torah is learned every day in our Bais Medrash."

Rav Ephraim Zalman learned Torah day and night and his business dealing were conducted by his partner Rav Shimon Dizeh.  His wife also took care of his business and would only ask his advice on important matters at designated times.

Rav Ephraim Zalman lent a great deal of money, with a Heter Iska, as part of his business dealings.  One day a Ben Torah who was a very poor young man asked for a large some of money for six months.  Rav Ephraim Zalman was skeptical of his ability to pay it back.  He gave him a form to fill out and one of the requirements was to have an Areiv, a guarantor sign.    The young man was desperate and had no one who would sign as a guarantor so he wrote on the line for the Areiv the pasuk, "Li HaKesef Li HaZahav Ni'um Hashem", to Me belongs the silver and gold says Hashem.  

Upon seeing the form Rav Ephraim Zalman's heart swayed him to pity the young man and give him the money although he had no hope of ever having it repaid.  A half year later on the day the loan was due Rav Ephraim Zalman was not feeling well and his wife took over his "Bank" for the day.  That evening she reported the days activity and she told him that a nobleman took a loan for a very large sum of money.  

Rav Ephraim Zalman was baffled where the money came from since he knew he did not have that amount of money that day.  His wife said that someone came to pay back a half year old loan.  Rav Ephraim Zalman was not aware of any loans that he expected to be paid back that day so he went to check the records.  Lo and behold he saw it was the day that the young man's loan was due.  He asked his wife if this Ben Torah was the person who brought the money.  She said that it was someone else who paid it for him.

Rav Ephraim Zalman then told his wife that he suspected that she was zocheh to see Eliyahu HaNavi who was probably the one who repaid it since the young man made Hashem his guarantor.  Rav Ephraim Zalman wondered why he missed the opportunity to see Eliyahu and got sick specifically on that day.  He decided it was because he pressured the young man and insisted on a guarantor. 

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