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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?

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  • It sounds from that page like (1) this is a tradition of Jews not of Judaism and (2) you'll get more info when the DVD comes out. Because of (1), this seems to be off-topic. – msh210 Feb 19 '15 at 6:17
  • נשים המוזרות בלבנה – kouty Dec 14 '16 at 21:06
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    "The drut’syla is a storyteller within the Jewish tradition,[...] However, the tradition was uprooted, and came close to extinction, during the Second World War in the mid-twentieth century." Prima facie it looks like this indeed has to do with Judaism, and certainly more so than with Jews – SAH Jul 25 '17 at 19:31