SHMARYAHU HAKOHEN MARGOLIS (b. October 16, 1896)
He was born in Jerusalem and studied in the “Ets Ḥayim” (Tree of life) yeshiva. In his early youth, he joined with the national religious movement. At the time of WWI, he was exiled by the Turkish authorities as an “enemy subject,” and from Egypt he made his way to the United States. He began as a clerk in the New York Mizrachi Center and later became secretary of the Mizrachi organization and secretary to Rabbi Meyer Berlin (Bar Ilan). In 1947 he returned to Jerusalem. After the emergence of the state of Israel, he worked in the Ministry of Religion. He wrote articles for: Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Der mizrakhi-veg (The Mizrachi way), and Yorbukh fun di bney erets yisroel (Yearbook of the children of the land of Israel)—all published in New York. He was last living in Jerusalem.
Source: D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 12 (Tel Aviv, 1962), pp. 3990-91.
Khayim Leyb Fuks