Public Embarrassment


Is it true that if someone embarasses someone it’s as if they spilled blood?



  1. Yes, although he is not considered a murderer in the full sense of the word, and is not punished by the “Earthly Courts” in the same way as a “normal” murderer.

    The Talmud teaches that a person who embarrasses someone else in public is regarded as if he has shed blood.

    Our Sages describe the serious nature of this transgression by pointing out (at least as a strong indicative hint) that when a person is embarrassed before others he goes from red to white from the embarrassment, as if the blood has drained from him.

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