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Rabbi Nachum Braverman

Rabbi Nachum Braverman studied philosophy at Yale University. For many years he served as Educational Director of Aish HaTorah Los Angeles, and is now the Executive Director of Academic Exchange. He is the author of The Bible for the Clueless but Curious, and Death of Cupid - Reclaiming the Wisdom of Love and Marriage. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

Catcher in the Rye

Catcher in the Rye


J.D. Salinger captured adolescence's anxiety, defiance and desperation for identity and love.