Ignorance of the Law is no excuse….

‘Ignorance of the law is no excuse’ is a common cliche.

About eight months ago now, we moved to our currentbarney-fife location.  As I drove into a nearby one-light town, I was ‘welcomed’ by one of the friendly uniformed tour guides.  After he asked for my license and registration, he informed me I was doing 55 in a 35!!

YOWZA!

I rapidly explained that I was new to the area and had not seen the sign, which he pointed out a couple hundred yards back up the road…  (He was camped out at that little spot, so apparently this had something to do with supporting the local municipality.)  He was gracious enough to give me a warning, but I knew, if that sign said what he said it said (it did, I checked…), then I was absolutely in the wrong.  My ignorance was no excuse.

Did you know that in Torah there is a provision that says, ‘Ignorance of the Law is no excuse?’ Continue reading “Ignorance of the Law is no excuse….”