The accrual of the authors' three decades of clinical work forms the basis for Sanity and Sanctity, a book that can be described in its own words as an unusual shiduch—a most peculiar match. In this instance, the marriage of convenience is one between contemporary psychiatry and the traditional and insular world of the ultra-orthodox community in Jerusalem. Thus are cast together two very different and not readily compatible disciplines that ultimately do share in their concern for inner healing, whether of the psyche in the Western naturalist tradition, or of the nefesh, the soul, in the Jewish one. Both authors are Jewish—one in the secular, the other in the Modern Orthodox tradition—and as such are granted access and, perhaps more important, rendered useful through their capacity to see themselves reflected in those "others" they strive to heal and understand. Observant enough, but not too much so—a critical distinction in a community that views mental health professionals as suspect and where "native" practitioners are nonexistent.