Rudolph Brasch AM OBE (6 November 1912 – November 2004 ) was an  Australian rabbi and author.
Biography [ edit ]
He was born in
Berlin, Germany and moved to London when Hitler gained power in 1933. He eventually emigrated to Australia, arriving in 1949, and was the Chief Minister of the Temple Emanuel in Sydney for the next thirty years.
Among his honours were the Coronation Medal (1952), Officer of the
Order of the British Empire (1967 ), the Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) and Member of the  Order of Australia (1979 ).
He wrote several books, mostly focusing on customs and their origin.
He died in November 2004, aged 92.
Bibliography [ edit ]
The Book of Beginnings: A Miscellany of the Origins of Superstitions, Customs, Phrases and Sayings
ABC Books 0733315399
A Bee in Your Bonnet?
Angus & Robertson 0207199949
Reminiscences of a Roving Rabbi 020718979X
The Cat's Pyjamas 0207189706
Circles of Love
Harper Collins 0207185107
A Book of Forgiveness
Angus & Robertson 0207188033
A Book of Friendship 0207183465
The Book of Anniversaries: Loving Ways to Celebrate Your Marriage 0207185093
Christmas Customs & Traditions: Why We Do What We Do at Christmas 020718609X
That Takes the Cake 0207185638
A Book of Good Advice 0207178429
A Book of Comfort: To Help and Inspire in Troubled Times
Collins/ Angus & Robertson 0207170940
The Book of the Year: Special Days and Their Meanings
Angus & Robertson 0207166560
Even More Permanent Addresses, Even More Australians Down Under
Collins Australia 0732224845
Permanent Addresses: Australians Down Under 0006371841
Thank God I'm An Atheist: Religious Origins of Expressions, Customs and Institutions
Fontana Books 0006369189
How did it Begin?
Mistakes, Misnomers,and Misconceptions
There's a Reason for Everything 0006363962
Australian Jews of Today: And the Part They Have Played
The Supernatural and You! 0726904422
How did Sex Begin?: The Sense and Nonsense of the Customs and Traditions That Have Separated Men and Women Since Adam and Eve
Angus & Robertson 0207127425
How did Sports Begin?: A Look Into the Origins of Man at Play
The Unknown Sanctuary: The Story of Judaism, its Teachings, Philosophy and Symbols
Angus & Robertson 0207951594
Sir John Monash
Australian Historical Society -
Mexico: A Country of contrasts
The Eternal Flame
Angus & Robertson B0007JGO1S
The Star of David 9780732259792
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