“Should there be found in your midst…a man or a woman who…go and worship other gods… By the word of two witnesses or three witnesses…” Jewish law requires two witnesses. The Talmud teaches a general rule: the Torah specifies two or three witnesses to teach that if one witness is disqualified, the testimony of the other two witnesses who came with him is automatically disqualified. Sforno points out that this law is repeated in the context of idolatry to warn us that even regarding idolatry, procedural rules must be followed. One can’t allow the seriousness of a sin or crime to undercut due process.