Rich as a Jew

This expression arose in the Middle Ages, when Jews were almost the only merchants, and were certainly the most wealthy of the people. There are still the Rothschilds among them, and others of great wealth.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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