More Discussions for this daf
1. Birkas v'Lamalshinim 2. Yehudah Ger Amoni 3. R. Gamliel and R. Elazar ben Azaryah
4. Bribes (Shochad) 5. Know before Whom you stand 6. Sancheriv
7. Shmuel ha'Katan 8. Raban Gamliel being reinstated as Nasi 9. May the Living Lie about the Dead?
10. The Right to Depose Raban Gamliel 11. Tocho K'Boro 12. "Nikra Poshe'a"
13. Chizkiyahu 14. Tocho K'Boro 15. Musaf after Seven Hours
16. Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai 17. Shimon bar Yochai 18. Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah taking over the Nesi'us from Raban Gamliel
19. Praying for a friend in order to be answered first 20. Shmuel ha'Katan and Birkas ha'Minim 21. Zav
22. Which prayers require standing 23. R. Gamliel and R. Elazar ben Azaryah

David S. asked:

The Gemara tells us that Sanheriv mixed all the populations which makes it impossible to recognize them. Why doesn't the same principle apply to the Jewish people?

Thank u in advance,

David S., France

The Kollel replies:

In fact, Sancheriv almost succeeded in eliminating the Jewish people. His predecessor, Shalmaneser, had already exiled the ten tribes of Shomron off to the Near East and settled the Kusim in Eretz Yisrael in their stead. Then Sancheriv attempted to do the same thing to Yehudah. He conquered most of the fortified cities of Yehudah and laid seige to Yerushalayim, but was turned back by a miraculous plague that wiped out his army (see Kings II, Chapters 17-19). Therefore not all the Jews were subject to Sancheriv's policy of population mixing and retained their identity.

Kol Tuv,

Yonasan Sigler