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Title: Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh
Author: Hayyim J. Angel
Publisher: Ktav Publishing House
Title: Fresh Fruit and Vintage Wine: The Ethics and Wisdom of the Aggada
Author: Yitzchak Blau
Publisher: Ktav Publishing House/OU Press
Fresh Fruits is the second volume of the OU Press, a project of the Orthodox Union under the general editorship of Rabbi Menachem Genack. The first volume of the Press was Rav Soloveitchik’s Passover Haggadah, An Exalted Evening. Now it begins to fulfill its mission of serving as a platform for young distinguished scholars.
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