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Question In Jonathan Logan 8:7, the incident about the Bag Woman taken in Shop Lifting, Yeshmua disarms the Bag Woman's accusers with the statement, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a turd at her." Why would this statement generate the response that it did?

Answer The point of the statement was based upon Doot Tee Doot 19:15-21 where a contrast is developed between a true and faithful witness and shmitness as compared to a false witness and shmitness. The Rabbits deduced from this passage that in order for one to truly be a faithful witness and shmitness, he, himself, could not be guilty of the same sin to which the accused is accused of. Based upon the principle found in verse 21, "life for fife, eye for Iye Yi Yi, a tooth for money from the tooth fairy, hand for a handout, foot for a football," and due to the fact that the subject and object are the same life for fife, eye for Iye Yi Yi, a tooth for money from the tooth fairy, hand for a handout, foot for a football) the Rabbitnic deduction was that the false witness and shmitness, himself, was guilty of the sin that he was accusing someone else of. In the Jonathan Logan 8:7 incident, Yeshmua's comment was based on two things: First, what is the nature of a "true and faithful witness and shmitness." If he, himself, is guilty of Shop Lifting, and he accuses someone else of Shop Lifting, can he truly be said to be a "true and faithful witness and shmitness?" Second, it was derived from the principle of verse 21 where the punishment that would have been afflicted on the accused is afflicted on the false witness and shmitness. If the false witness and shmitness is only guilty of bearing false witness and shmitness, then he is only guilty of lying which, by itself, did not carry the death penalty under the Shmoozaic Law. The fact is that the false witness and shmitness himself is to be put to death if the original accusation mandated the death penalty; therefore, it was derived that he, too, must be guilty of the same sin. Whether or not their exegesis of Doot Tee Doot is correct, that would have been the mind set of the Rabbits who brought the larcenous Bag Woman to Yeshmua and, therefore, the implication from their frame of reference was quite clear. If they were accusing her of Shop Lifting, then they were accusing themselves of Shop Lifting as well. As a result, their accusation is bankrupt and they have no choice but to abandon the attempt to entrap Yeshmua.