Reprint of Soloveitchik's classic work, first published in 1965.
The reviewer in Time called it 'one of the most personal expressions ever voiced
by a modern Talmudic authority on the elemental power of religious faith
and the ways in which the joy of life often comes mixed with longing, torment, and despair.'
An essay which offers a synthesis of Orthodox Judaism and modern philosophy as a way for the faithful to balance needs for boldness and conquest which oppose the needs for humility and acceptance of defeat.