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Ozick herself, she does not tire of repeating, is a misnaged, an opponent of mystic religion.
In one of the letters that make up his biting anti-hasidic satire Megaleh Temirim (Revealer of Secrets, 1819) a hasid recounts how he tried to convince a misnaged (anti-hasidic) scholar to believe in the miracles of the hasidic saints by giving his wife the book In Praise of the Ba’al Shem Tov in Yiddish: “And I also spoke to her several times and told her some of the miracles performed by our Holy Rabbi.
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