It seems that most of what we hear today regarding agunot is what cannot be done. From heads of yeshivot to the regular person on the Internet, organizational announcements, blog posts, and Facebook statuses are full of what is wrong, unacceptable and dangerous about freeing Jewish women chained to their marriages
Doors are closed before they can even be knocked on, and many women have nowhere to turn.
The lack of options has led Jewish women to the national media to plead their cases. The stories of women trapped in marriage have been spread across the pages of American publications such as The New York Post, Newsweek, and other mainstream media. Unequal divorce laws in Judaism have become common knowledge and yet, it still seems that there is no way out in Jewish law when a man refuses to give a “get.”
Martin Friedlander of Martin Friedlander PC is a matrimonial attorney whose office is located in midtown Manhattan. He appears regularly in the US Supreme Court and family courts as well as in batei din (religious courts) for Jewish divorce cases. He is not only an attorney but has smicha from Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Hakohen Pam. What he has seen in his over 20 years of handling divorces has prompted him into action.