Jewish folk tales are definitely unique. As we discussed this week in class, they almost always revolve around a Rabbi, who, though not always the protagonist, is always the wise figure or trickster archetype of the stories. He always manages to outsmart his enemies, no matter what they do to him.
I think my favorite of the Jewish folktales we discussed this week has to be “It Could Always Be Worse”. I have heard this story before, although I have heard versions with different types of farm animals being brought into the house. Every time I hear it, I am amused and reminded to be thankful for what I have, since it could, indeed, always be worse.