This Day in History – 7 Nisan/March 27

Blooming cherry blossoms frame the Jefferson Memorial. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Blooming cherry blossoms frame the Jefferson Memorial. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

In 2449/1312 B.C.E., the nasi of Shevet Ephraim, Elishamah ben Amihud, brought his korban.

In 2490/1271 B.C.E, the 30-day period of mourning for Moshe Rabbeinu came to an end. After Hashem told Yehoshua to cross the Jordan River, Yehoshua commanded the officers to prepare the nation for the journey.

In 3339/422 B.C.E., Yechezkel Hanavi received Hashem’s nevuah about the impending demise of the nation of Mitzrayim.



5504/1744, Harav Yitzchak of Drohobich, zt”l, father of the Zlotochover Maggid

5430/1670, Harav Pinchas Zelig, zt”l, Rav of Lask and mechaber of Ateres Paz

5644/1884, Harav Aryeh Leib Yelin of Bialystok, zt”l, mechaber of Yefeh Einayim

5674/1914, Harav Aryeh Leibush (the second) of Ozhorov, zt”l


5504/1744, Harav Yitzchak of Drohbich, zt”l, father of the Zlotchover Maggid

Harav Yitzchak was the son of Harav Yosef Sprabidlider. The family were descendants of Harav Yitzchak Chayus, Rav of Prague and mechaber of Apei Ravrevai.

Reb Yitzchak resided in Ostroha and was in the group of 10 avreichim, known as the foremost lamdanim in the city, who were supported by the nagid Reb Yozpe.

Later, Reb Yitzchak was Rav of Brod and also maggid meisharim in the city. He also served as Dayan on the beis din of Harav Yitzchak of Hamburg.

Reb Yitzchak was acquainted with the Baal Shem Tov, who attested that Reb Yitzchak was a tzaddik hador, and that the entire world rested on his merit.

Reb Yitzchak was also known for his many mofsim.

Many of Reb Yitzchak’s divrei Torah were later published in Mayim Rabbim, a compilation of the divrei Torah of his son Harav Yechiel Michel, the Maggid of Zlotchov.

Reb Yitzchak was niftar on 7 Nisan 5504/1744. (Others say the date was 5550/1750). He was buried in Charkov.

Reb Yitzchak was survived by his son Harav Yechiel Michel, the Zlotchover Maggid.

Zecher tzaddik livrachah.


March 27

In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted present-day Florida.

In 1884, the first telephone line between Boston and New York was inaugurated.

In 1912, first lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Viscountess Chinda, planted in Washington the first two of 3,000 cherry trees given as a gift by the mayor of Tokyo.

In 1933, Japan officially withdrew from the League of Nations.

In 1945, during World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower told reporters in Paris that Germany’s main defensive line on the Western Front had been broken.

In 1958, Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier in addition to First Secretary of the Communist Party.

In 1975, construction began on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which was completed two years later.