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Morris Myer, British Zionist and Yiddish Editor, Dies in London; Was 65

Morris Myer, Yiddish writer and editor and prominent British Zionist, died here early this morning. He was 65.

Born in Rumania, Myer worked as a tinsmith in his youth and became active in labor organizations. He came to England in 1903, where he edited a Yiddish weekly, and for the next ten years simultaneously edited Yiddish newspapers and worked as an artisan. In 1913, he was named editor of the Yiddish daily, Die Zeit, a post he held at the time of his death.

Although primarily interested in the labor movement as a youth, Myer later became a confirmed Zionist. He was vice-president of the Federation of English Zionists, a member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and a leader in other communal affairs.