Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. 8-11

Foreword

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pp. 12-15

Preface

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pp. 16-17

Acknowledgments

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pp. 18-19

Introduction to Folktales of the Jews

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pp. 20-31

Introduction to Volume 1

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pp. 32-45

A Note on the Commentaries

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pp. 46-47

Legends

1. The Tenth for the Minyan (IFA 16408)

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pp. 49-53

2. The Wedding Attended by the Patriarchs (IFA 6471)

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pp. 54-66

3. Hebron Purim (IFA 17063)

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pp. 67-73

4. The Miracle of the Torah Scrolls (IFA 15346)

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pp. 74-80

5. The Adventures of Raphael Meyuh.as (IFA 15348)

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pp. 81-88

6. A Story about My Great-Grandfather (IFA 8807)

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pp. 89-91

7. The Sanctification of God’s Name (IFA 8419)

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pp. 92-96

8. “Our Teacher Moses” and the King of Spain (IFA 13110)

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pp. 97-101

9. Maimonides and the Study of Medicine (IFA 4905)

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pp. 102-108

10. Why Maimonides Is Buried in Tiberias (IFA 549)

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pp. 109-117

11. The Merchant and Rabbi Meir Ba‘al ha-Nes (IFA 8391)

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pp. 118-131

12. The Coin from the Collection Box of Rabbi Meir Ba‘al ha-Nes (IFA 9158)

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pp. 132-133

13. Sol Hachuel of Tangier (IFA 14964)

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pp. 134-141

14. The Awesome Tale of Rabbi Kalonymos (IFA 16405)

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pp. 142-156

15. A Blood Libel in Jerusalem (IFA 15347)

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pp. 157-161

16. The Ba‘al Shem Tov and the Sorcerer (IFA 863)

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pp. 162-169

17. On Passover (IFA 7000)

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pp. 170-175

18. H.akham Eliyahu Is Born through the Special Virtues of the Cave of the Prophet Elijah (IFA 2830)

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pp. 176-184

19. The Two Orphans of Istanbul (IFA 17068)

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pp. 185-191

20. Three Hairs from Elijah’s Beard (IFA 2420)

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pp. 192-196

21. The Man Who Unintentionally Made His Fortune from the Devil (IFA 2605)

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pp. 197-202

22. The Gilgul (IFA 2634)

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pp. 203-211

23. The Prince’s Gilgul (IFA 2644)

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pp. 212-219

24. A Letter from Morocco to the Western Wall (IFA 556)

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pp. 220-224

25. Rabbi Jacob the Storyteller; or the Power of Repentance (IFA 2623)

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pp. 225-233

26. The Immigration Pangs of Rabbi Chilibon Franco of Rhodes (IFA 13405)

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pp. 234-238

27. How the New Immigrant Doychon Torres Got Rid of the Cheese He Brought with Him without a Kashrut Certificate (IFA 13404)

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pp. 239-243

Moral Tales

28. God Loves the Heart (IFA 10089)

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pp. 245-259

29. The Honest Merchant (IFA 6295)

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pp. 260-263

30. The Rich Man Who Avoided Giving Charity but Later Mended His Ways (IFA 2604)

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pp. 264-267

31. The Pregnant King (IFA 14043)

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pp. 268-270

32. The Rich Man and His Two Sons (IFA 4441)

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pp. 271-273

Folktales

33. Noah’s Daughter (IFA 660)

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pp. 275-279

34. The Angel Who Descended to Put the World in Order (IFA 19910)

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pp. 280-288

35. Satan’s Son (IFA 16395)

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pp. 289-300

36. The Astrologer-King and the Rabbi (IFA 10086)

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pp. 301-309

37. A Bear Makes a Poor Musician Rich but Is Insulted by the Musician’s Wife (IFA 1709)

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pp. 310-325

38. An Old Man’s Advice Makes a Poor Man Rich (IFA 3576)

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pp. 326-351

39. Half a Friend (IFA 16403)

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pp. 352-358

40. The Man Who Knew All about Animals, Diamonds, and People’s Character (IFA 6402)

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pp. 359-370

41. This, Too, Shall Pass (IFA 4425)

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pp. 371-382

42. Letters from the Angel of Death (IFA 9704)

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pp. 383-385

43. There Is No Escaping Heaven’s Decree (IFA 10084)

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pp. 386-402

44. What Heaven Ordains Must Surely Take Place (IFA 6591)

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pp. 403-411

45. The Rabbi’s Son and the King’s Daughter (IFA 4735)

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pp. 412-431

46. The King’s Wise Daughter (IFA 12549)

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pp. 432-443

47. The Trained Cat and the Rabbi’s Wise Daughter (IFA 7602)

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pp. 444-451

48. The Rabbi’s Son and the Priest (IFA 10085)

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pp. 452-479

49. King Abdul-Aziz, the Jewish Builder, and the Wicked Painter (IFA 3977)

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pp. 480-492

50. The Miracle of Tu b’Shevat (IFA 10103)

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pp. 493-519

51. The Old Woman and the Wind (IFA 10101)

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pp. 520-525

52. King Solomon’s Judgment (IFA 11093)

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pp. 526-530

53. Anything to Find Favor with a Woman (IFA 2254)

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pp. 531-534

54. King Solomon, His Ethiopian Wife, and Her Lover (IFA 2666)

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pp. 535-546

55. The Miser Mohel and the Demon (IFA 9182)

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pp. 547-553

56. The Miraculous Circumcision (IFA 10087)

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pp. 554-559

57. The Disciples’ Envy of the Rabbi’s Son (IFA 4904)

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pp. 560-573

Humorous Tales

58. The Story of the Baklava (IFA 13)

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pp. 575-582

59. A Porter Saves Maimonides’ Life (IFA 5503)

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pp. 583-588

60. Blinder Than a Blind Man (IFA 12727)

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pp. 589-593

A General Note on the Tales of Djuha

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pp. 594-602

61. Djuha Helps His Mother (IFA 12729)

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pp. 603-606

62. Djuha’s Face (IFA 12548)

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pp. 607-608

63. Why Djuha Never Got Married (IFA 12726)

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pp. 609-612

64. Djuha Plays Dead (IFA 12551)

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pp. 613-616

65. Camel Seeds (IFA 12724)

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pp. 617-621

66. Djuha Counts the Donkeys (IFA 12552)

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pp. 622-624

67. Djuha and the Mules (IFA 8509)

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pp. 625-626

68. A Recipe for Fish (IFA12716)

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pp. 627-630

69. A Fair Division (IFA 9240)

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pp. 631-633

70. A Bad Man’s Desserts (IFA 332)

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pp. 634-636

71. The Rabbi and the Priest (IFA 14039)

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pp. 637-639

Abbreviations

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pp. 640-642

Narrators

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pp. 643-650

Collectors

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pp. 651-656

Bibliography

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pp. 657-722

Motif Indexes

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pp. 723-749

Tale Type Indexes

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pp. 750-762

General Index

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pp. 763-769