Laurie Novick is Director and Head Writer of Deracheha:  womenandmitzvot.org,  a project of Yeshivat Har Etzion. Laurie has worked as a Yoetzet Halacha for nineteen years and as a Senior Responder for yoatzot.org.

Laurie is also certified as a Fertility Counselor and as a Sharsheret Breast Cancer Educator, guiding women on the intersection of health and halacha. Laurie also taught at Nishmat for many years. 

Laurie has masters degrees in Talmud from Bar Ilan University, and in Bible and Jewish Education from YU, as well as a BA from Yale and has done additional graduate work in Counselling.