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Rabbi Yitzchok Margolis

July 4th, 2013 · 12 Comments

Rabbi Yitsckok Margolis

יצחק ב"ר אליהו

Rav, Cong B’Nai Yisreol – Pike Street Synagogue

Date of Death: Thu. August 4, 1887 - Av 14 5646

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Cemetery:

Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Although in a constant state of cleanup, Bayside Cemetery along Pitkin Avenue in Queens is in extreme disarray and can be dangerous, use caution when visiting!!! In the event of an emergency call 911. Location: Gate: 35 between B and C, see map in comments

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Rabbi Isaac Margolis

Biographical Notes:

Bio Information:
Prior to arriving on theses shores, Rav Morgolis served in the town of Merkine, Lithuania and was a descendant of  Rav Yom Tov Lipmann Heller d. 1654, better known as the Tosafots Yom Tov.  Sadly, he passed away after only being in New York for 2 years.

margolis yitzchok
Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Pre 1900

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Jul 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    The NYT obituary has him interred in Bayside cemetery, however The Sun says that it took place in Cypress Hills http://www.ivelt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=707229#p707229

  • 2 Ben Bee Zee // Jul 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you Reb Boruch for putting up this post.

    Rabbi Margolis was according to a few sources, a candidate for the Rav Hakolel after Rav Ash past away, however he unfortionately passed away at a very young age after being here for only two years.

    See on ivelt for more information on Rav Margolis.

    If someone happens to go out to search the Kever, he should please look around to see if somewhere near his Kever is also buried Rav Yehuda Middleman one of the founding Rabbis of the Kalwarier Shul.

  • 3 Farshlufen // Jul 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    JOWBR has him listed in Bayside
    http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsearch~model2~jowbrJ_NY_2_RECNUM85144

    MURGULES, Isaac
    Plot: Kalvaryer
    50y
    04-Aug-1887

  • 4 Ben Bee Zee // Jul 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    the Kalvaryer section is at Gate 35 between B and C on the map

    http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/Bayside%20Cemetery%20map,%20top%20.jpg

  • 5 YD Miller // Jul 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Rabbi Margolis was married to his first cousin, the daughter of his uncle R’ Dovid Lieb Bernstein, see here more details about this family:

    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pagefeed/hebrewbooks_org_29147_22.pdf

  • 6 YD Miller // Jul 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    The Rav’s Seforim:

    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/33847
    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/33846

  • 7 YD Miller // Aug 26, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Manuscripts of Rabbi Margolies:
    http://hebrewmanuscripts.org/hbm_464.pdf

    http://hebrewmanuscripts.org/hbm_428.pdf

    http://hebrewmanuscripts.org/hbm_496.pdf

    http://hebrewmanuscripts.org/hbm_481.pdf

  • 8 Farshlufen // Aug 29, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    About his son Max Margolies:
    http://www.geni.com/people/Max-Margolis/6000000002764784305

    Credit: מורשת חכמי אמעריקא

  • 9 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    On an expedition today on behalf of the מורשת חכמי אמעריקא we were B”H able to locate the grave of Rabbi Margolis, and although the Kalwarier section is still in a terrible situation with a lot of overturned grave stones. Rabbi Margolis’ garvestone is intact and in a good situation.

    Rabbi Margolis was about to become the Rav Hakolel of NYC after the passing of Rav Ash but he died suddenly at a young age, he was a genius and a great scholar.

    A picture of the gravestone will be sent to the administrator who should hopefully put it up.

  • 10 Eli // Sep 2, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Ben Bee Zee
    Thank you & your crew!

  • 11 Ben Bee Zee // Aug 21, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    thanks for putting up the picture, keep up

  • 12 YD Miller // Mar 17, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    פ”נ
    הרב הצדיק
    ר’ יצחק בה”ר אליהו מרגליות
    בעהמ”ח מעוז התלמוד וספורי ישורין
    ירא אלקים היה מרבים
    צדיק וחכם הולך תמים
    חסיד היה בכל מעשיו
    קדוש וטהור בכל מחשבותיו
    במקל נועם הרעה עדתו
    נעימים היו לקחו ותורתו
    איש חכמתו ותורתו אומנתו
    לא הניח באדם בחכמתו
    יבכו קהל ישראל עליו
    הוי רבינו צדיק ועניו
    ונקטף בלא עת באביב ימים
    נולד ט’ סיון ת”ר לפ”ק
    נפטר ביום י”ג לחדש אב תרמ”ז
    תנצב”ה

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