In a small corner of the Lederman shul in Bnei Brak, Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky, a"h, davened along with the vasikin minyan every morning at the break of dawn. The author, Ruth Attias, would join her there, usually on Tuesdays -- the day graced with a double "ki tov." Then one day, Rebbetzin Kanievsky stroked her hand and told her, "Ruthy, listen to the amazing story that took place here ..."
Since then, early every Tuesday morning, Mrs. Attias would sit next to the Rebbetzin, writing pad in hand, pen poised to transcribe her words. The Rebbetzin spoke and her eager student wrote. "Someday I am going to publish these stories," Mrs. Attias told her.
When the Rebbetzin was informed that the material was ready for printing, she expressed a desire to write a dedication for it. However, shortly thereafter, she returned her pure soul to her Maker. When her husband, Harav Hagaon R’ Chaim Kanievsky, shlit"a, read the original Hebrew manuscript, he declared, "The stories here are true and they can instill much yiras Shamayim."
For those who knew Rebbetzin Kanievsky, and especially for those who didn’t, Tuesday at Dawn will bring her words to life once again, and inspire readers of all ages.