This link was sent to me by a friend, about a woman who is a Drut'syla (dertseyler in Yiddish), or storyteller. The article simply says it's a Jewish tradition, but doesn't place it within Judaism. When / where is this tradition from and what, specifically, does it entail? Which communities practised it? What are the tales about? Who wrote them and in what language? Is there a fixed text or an evolving one over time?