Question:

If someone embarrasses another person is that considered shfichas domim?

Answer:

Yes, there is an element of shfichas domim there. The gemorah Baba Metzia 58b says that when a person is embarrassed it is in a way like he was (temporarily) killed, and it even temporarily appears that way. Since the person’s blood first rushes to his head, and he flushes, and then he becomes white, like a dead person.

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