In fact, this article, although off-topic regarding amulets and Satan, explains the Talmudic verse very well.
The above passage states that if you intentionally humiliate another in front of other people, it is as if you have killed them.
Yes, it goes that far in saying that one should never-ever humiliate another person intentionally and ridicule them in public.
And in no way or form do I intend to do that, but I do need to talk about this review on Amazon-- as it harms our business and there are many interesting points to discuss.
Let's begin. This is the entire review.
But, here's the item ordered so you can visualize it:
The review starts by saying that horrible things have happened to her and that the reason for the necklace being bought was to wear it as a protector and to keep evil away.
However, does such a thing really exist?
Yes and no.
For centuries and centuries, all cultures around the world have been using, making, and wearing different types of amulets for and against evil.
The word "amulet" comes from the Latin word amulētum. The earliest use of that term was found in Pliny the Elder's Natural History from 79 CE, where it was referred to "an object that protects a person from trouble."
To believe that it has the power to protect you in general, or from a very specific thing. But, an amulet has no power of their own without being blessed.
But, who can bless an amulet?
Ah, that is a wonderful question.
Perhaps, in the case above, it was blessed by the owner?
I can vouch for our line of jewelry, that we DO NOT personally bless each piece.
Nor do we claim anywhere that we do.
"The Roman Catholic Church maintains that the legitimate use of sacramentals in its proper disposition is encouraged only by a firm faith and devotion to the Triune God, and not by any magical or superstitious belief bestowed on the sacramental. In this regard, rosaries, scapulars, medals, and other devotional religious Catholic paraphernalia derive their power, not simply from the symbolism displayed in the object, but rather from the blessing of the Catholic Churchwhich comes from God." --Taken from Wikipedia.
A blessing to have "it" work.
I am not here to claim that a blessing must be made by a religious institution, I do not have the authority to say that. That is a quote by the Church.
Just as in Christianity, in Judaism, amulets to are plentiful.