It Could Always Be Worse Author:Margot Zemach Once upon a time in a small village a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a little one-room hut. Because they were so crowded, the man and his wife often argued. The children were noisy, and they fought. In winter, when the nights were long and the days were cold, life was especially hard. The hut wa... more »s full of crying and quarreling. One day, when the poor unfortunate man couldn't stand it any more, he ran to the Rabbi for advice.
"Holy Rabbi," he cried, "things are in a bad way with me, and getting worse. Help me, Rabbi. I'll do whatever you say."« less