R' Chaim Judah Leib Margolis

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R' Chaim Judah Leib Margolis

Also Known As: "Judah Leib"
Death: before 1816
Place of Burial: Przerośl, suwalski, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Margolis and Sulka or Unknown Margolis
Husband of Sarah Margolis
Father of Jeshua Margolis; Sulka Wyzanska and R' Hirsch Zvi Harry Levine
Brother of Mordechai Margolis and Hirsh Margolis

Occupation: Rabbi
Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About R' Chaim Judah Leib Margolis

There are two new hypotheses as to offspring [Hatte Blejer, March 2021].

One is that Sulka Unknown Wizjanska was his daughter. Her father's name was Leib and in subsequent generations the Visanskas and Margolis descendants intermarried and immigrated to South Carolina.

Two is that he has a son Yehoshua Heshel, based upon research done by a Russian whose grandmother was a Margolis with roots in Mariampole.

The only known son is Rabbi Harry Zvi Hirsh Levine, of Charleston and Baltimore.


His brother, Mordechai Margolis, named his eldest son Judah Leib in 1798, so Haim Judah Leib was likely deceased by that year. According to our cousin, Ann Cassia Margolis, he was sickly.

Above is impossible, since his son was supposedly born 1807. Needs more thought and research.

The name Margolis is from the Hebrew מרגלית meaning pearl.

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R' Chaim Judah Leib Margolis's Timeline

Kalvarija, Kalvarija Municipality, Marijampolė County, Lithuania
Suwalki Gubernia, Russian Empire
Age 56
Przerośl, suwalski, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland