Laurie Novick is Director and Head Writer of Deracheha:,  a project of Yeshivat Har Etzion, Laurie has worked as a Yoetzet Halacha for over seventeen years and has been part of the core team of Yoatzot Halacha writing materials about Coronavirus. Laurie is also a member of a pilot cohort of Yoatzot Halacha who have received advanced training in fertility issues and Halacha, and has 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.