Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director
Deracheha, Womenandmitzvot.org, is a new halachic education website sponsored by Yeshivat Har Etzion in partnership with the VBM and the Beit Midrash for Women - Migdal Oz. Deracheha offers guided, source-based study of halachot pertaining to women, from a woman's perspective.
Laurie Novick, Director of Deracheha, has taught at Nishmat and worked as a Yoetzet Halacha since Fall 5763. Laurie is a member of a pilot cohort of Yoatzot Halacha who have received advanced training in fertility issues and halacha. She has degrees in Bible, Jewish Education, and Talmud and has also done graduate work in Counseling.
 
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director The Seder: Part II Must women recline at the seder? Are women obligated in the mitzva of sippur yetzia't mitzrayim? Deracheha - Women and Mitzvot (2)
Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Simchat Yom Tov What is the nature of the mitzva? What is the nature of a woman's obligation in it? Deracheha - Women and Mitzvot (2)
Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Mechitza III: Separation in Society When do we need a mechitza or gender separation outside of prayer? Deracheha - Women and Mitzvot (2)
Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Kol Isha I: Halachic Basis How does halakha view song in general? What is of specific concern with Kol Isha? When and to which type of voice does Kol Isha apply? Deracheha - Women and Mitzvot (2)
Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Kol Isha II: Mutual Responsibility What are men's and women's relative responsibilities with respect to kol isha? May a women freely listen to men sing, or sing herself? Deracheha - Women and Mitzvot (2)
Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director The 3 Weeks and the 9 Days What mourning practices apply as we approach Tisha Be-Av: Do they have particular relevance for women? Deracheha - Women and Mitzvot (2)
Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Kol Isha III: In Context How do contextual factors affect application of kol isha? Is the halakha different in a religious context? Deracheha - Women and Mitzvot (2)
Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Minyan What is a minyan and what is it for? Who does and doesn't count toward a minyan and why? Deracheha - Women and Mitzvot (2)

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