I have just joined an elite group of religous or religion-affiliated bloggers which is called The Daily Scribe (in case anyone was wondering what that flower logo on my sidebar is about). It looks like I've become controversial because many of the other bloggers are liberal-leaning and progressive in their views, while I have been described as essentially conservative. So allow myself to begin by my first post in this new field. In this post, I was welcomed as the first Orthodox Jewish blogger in the Daily Scribe. However, in the comments section of that post, someone else basically laid claim to that title. However, I ask her this, since when are Orthodox Jewish women sofrim? I don't think I'm going to be commissioning someone of your gender to write me the Parshas Ketores on a Qlaf. (Not to be sexist -- or rather genderist, if I want to use a Lashon Naki--but Safrus is not something Orthodox women do.) I got into it with my colleagues at JewSchool over a certain liberal Rabbi's position on gay marriages, which I discussed in my recently re-written essay here. I'm continuing my next essay about pre-Sinaitic Judaism which should hopefully be finished this week.