Rebbetzin Kanyevsky’s Favorite Tips
Every day, women would visit the Rebbetzin to request advice and to receive encouragement…Here are a few of her most frequent recommendations reprinted from the newly translated bestseller Tuesday at Dawn: Stories and Advice from Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky A”H:
The Cure for Everything that Ails: The Rebbetzin was very careful to study each and every day two halachos of shemiras halashon, guarding one’s tongue. In her sweet, charming manner, she frequently advised the women who came to her to do the same. “I read this particular segulah in the world of Rav Segal of Manchester, and it is a very worthwhile practice to follow….”
For Success: The Rebbetzin did not only deal with blessings for sick people. Many came to her for a blessing asking for success, before taking a decisive step in their lives. She related to every request with her full attention and characteristic warmth. She would always add that the best advice for Heavenly help was to firmly declare: “Hashem Hu HaElokim—Ein Od Milvado” [God is the Lord—There is Nothing Else Besides Him.] This is a tried and proven auspicious practice from R. Chaim of Volozhin and is known to effect wonders.
For a General Boost: Not everyone had a specific request to make. Some women simply wanted a general boost, a chizuk—a suggestion on how to improve themselves. The Rebbetzin used to tell them, “Add another prayer each day, beyond what you are used to saying, and say it from the siddur. You will see yeshuos [salvations].”
For further information on the book Tuesday at Dawn, here is the official press release:
Shlishi B’Ashmores – the book on Rebbetzin Kanievsky a”h, now in English
The bestseller Shlishi B’Ashmores has long since passed the ten-thousand mark of books sold, having captured the hearts of readers young and old. It has quickly become a preferred text for educators, parents and children. Many passages are being quoted in lectures, seminars and at Shabbos tables, while numerous organizations and institutions have presented it as a gift to their donors and students.
It has earned the approbation and blessings of gedolei Yisrael shlita, foremost of whom is Hagaon R’ Chaim Kanievsky shlita, the Rebbetzin’s husband, who testified that “the stories here are true and they can instill much yiras Shamayim.”
This is primarily due to the fact that Shlishi B’Ashmores is actually the Rebbetzin’s book, and not just a book about the Rebbetzin!
Shlishi B’Ashmores is unique and authentic since the Rebbetzin herself was a full collaborator in its creation. She dictated its contents in her exalted and pure language early each Tuesday morning to one of her confidantes, Mrs. Ruth Attias, adding her own input of wise counsel and mussar to many of the stories. The Rebbetzin herself reviewed the prepared material before it went to print.
Now this work has been translated into English for the benefit of readers the world over. Tuesday at Dawn has the special distinction of being the first English work on Rebbetzin Kanievsky to hit the book shelves.
Rebbetzin Kanievsky was famous for her style of speaking and her gift of storytelling, whereby she was able to inspire her listeners through her deep-felt Jewish sensitivity and emotion.
This is, in fact, why the stories were written in the first person, with extreme accuracy, preserving the purity and impact of her messages in the exact manner that they issued from her mouth. Indeed, in his approbation, Hagaon R’ Zelig Braverman shlita wrote that the stories were transcribed so authentically that as he read them, he felt as if he was actually hearing them from the Rebbetzin herself.
Tuesday at Dawn is presented in an attractive, full-color layout and is replete with beautiful photos, many of which were supplied by the Kanievsky family. Included also is a chapter on the advice and the tried-and-tested segulos which the Rebbetzin dispensed frequently, for healing and relief. Many of these were transmitted directly to Mrs. Attias while others were told to her by members of the Rebbetzin’s family.
Distributed in Israel by Ohr Hachaim Publications (organizations and institutions can contact 03-5783888), and worldwide by Judaica Press.