Leader of Myanmar’s Jewish community dies

06 June 2015
Leader of Myanmar’s Jewish community dies
Moses Samuels. Photo credit: mythicaldude.typepad.com

The leader of Myanmar's small Jewish community and the caretaker of the country’s only synagogue has died of throat cancer the age of 65, according to i24news on June 2.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that Moses Samuels, 65, passed away on May 29, his son, Sammy, wrote in an email to local media. 
“For over 35 years he has been taken care [sic] of Yangon Synagogue and the Jewish community,” Sammy Samuels wrote. “And he made sure [of] keeping the Jewish Spirit alive in Myanmar. He is great person with very good heart. His legacy will continue to live in the hearts and minds of everyone who came across to know him. May Hashem [the Lord] bless his Soul.”