This review looks at The Faith of Mithnagdim: Rabbinic Responses to Hasidic Rapture by Allan Nadler. The review explains the background of Mithnagdim, a Jewish spirituality tradition, which studies figures as the supreme religious act. The piece elaborates on the tradition, which began in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century in opposition to the growth of Hasidism. As the review explains, Nadler argues that the opposition to Hasidism was based not on the rejection of mysticism but on the rejection of its popularization. The review concludes by noting how Nadler seems to portray the Mithnagdim in a more terrifying way than needed because of the strict focus on study and service without noting the exuberance exhibited by students in studying text aloud.