|Date of birth||18 November 1960|
|Place of birth||Morocco|
|Year of aliyah||1962|
|Knessets||16, 17, 18, 19, 20|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
|2009–2013||Minister of Religious Services|
Between 1993 and 2003 he served as chairman of the local religious council in Beersheba. Since 2001 he has been the director general of Shas. He was first elected to the Knesset in 2003. After retaining his seat in the 2006 elections, Margi served as group chairperson of the party's faction at the Knesset. He also served briefly as chairman of the House Committee.
Margi lives in Sde Tzvi. He is married and a father of two.
- Netanyahu sworn in as Israel's prime minister Haaretz, 1 April 2009.
- Israel demands Pope Benedict XVI condemn Holocaust deniers The Telegraph, 8 May 2009
- Ya'akov Margi on the Knesset website