Manchester Jewish father dies in Swiss paragliding accident

Avrohom Moshe Rabinowitz, 30, was on holiday in the Alps


Avrohom Moshe Rabinowitz, a young Charedi man from Manchester, was killed in a paragliding accident in the Swiss Alps on Wednesday. 

The 30-year-old father went missing during a family holiday in Switzerland.

Local authorities responded to the accident report with an extensive search of the area lasting several hours, finally locating his parachute and later his body.

The Israeli consul in the Swiss city of Bern has been in contact with Rabinowitz’s family to provide support following the accident. 

The tragedy came just days before Rabinowitz’s sister was due to be wed in Jerusalem.

Rabinowitz was born in Israel to mother Rivka and father Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Dov Rabinowitz, and studied at the Kamenetz yeshiva in Jerusalem before later establishing roots in Manchester. 

He was the grandson of the Biala Rebbe, Rabbi Bezalel Simcha Ben Zion Rabinowicz, who served as the rabbi of the city of Lugano, Switzerland and is a member of the Agudat Yisrael.

He is survived by his wife and infant son. 

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