A kind and caring teacher and leader, Rabbi Mendel Margulies passed away April 2 close to the yeshivah established by his father, and where he spent most of his adult life.

Margulies was born into a family deeply involved in the Jewish community and Torah education: His uncle was Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, the previous Rebbe of the Satmar Chassidic community, and his father Rabbi Lipa Margulies led the Yeshiva Gedolah Torah Temimah in Staten Island.

When Margulius was a young man, his father recognized his ability to and invited him to lead the younger campus in Brooklyn while delivering regular Torah lectures to the older students. Eventually, the junior Margulies was appointed to lead the Staten Island division.

Despite his deep commitment to his studies, Margulies remained approachable and grounded, sought after for his wise counsel. Additionally, he was an inspiring cantor and led the High Holiday services in his yeshivah for many years, deeply moving the hundreds of congregants present.

Margulius is survived by his wife, Mindel; and their children; his father, Rabbi Lipa Margulius; and five siblings.

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