The Strife of the Spirit

The Strife of the SpiritJune 01, 1988

The Strife of the Spirit is a unique collection of Rabbi Steinsaltz's essays, stories, discourses and interviews that focuses on the needs of today's spiritual seekers and speaks to readers in astonishingly clear and profound terms. These works-in-progress explore such fundamental themes as the nature of the human soul, the path of the penitent, and the relationship between student and text. This book represents Rabbi Steinsaltz's diverse interests and deep roots in Judaism, which combine to make the Jewish experience meaningful and accessible to the newcomer.

Read an excerpt from The Strife of the Spirit, Rabbi Steinsaltz's essay on "Worlds, Angels, and Men," here.