Shonaleigh is an internationally respected narrator and tradition keeper. She was born in the Netherlands and she grew up in England. She is a Drut’syla, a narrator in the Jewish tradition. This oral tradition of remembering and telling thousands of traditional stories has been passed through generations of Jewish women for centuries.
Counter, Tales and Tradition is an invaluable opportunity for anyone interested in stories or in oral narrative traditions. The weekend is a revival of an almost lost narrative culture. The plan is to tell part of the cycle over the next four years when changing the seasons, so that one complete cycle has been reported over four years.
This weekend tells Shonaleigh The Ruby Tree.
A King and his Queen long for a child. There is only one way to fulfil this wish: the King must pluck a fruit from the strange and wonderful Ruby Tree, planted by Elijah himself and guarded by a shape-shifting witch.
This haunting story has been preserved in Jewish tradition for centuries, carrying echoes of Rapunzel, Snow White and the Twelve Brothers.
Our tales may travel, but the themes within them cross cultures, and wherever they go, they speak to us of our longings and failings, the hopes of generations yet to be born, and the triumph of the human spirit.
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