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The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce heralded the US Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision on Wednesday morning that protects the rights of religious institutions to make employment decisions in accordance with their religious values.

The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce was among a handful of American Jewish organizations represented in the National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs (COLPA) amicus brief filed in this case, which led to this landmark decision that will have positive ripple effects for many years to come.

The brief was written by preeminent Orthodox Jewish constitutional attorney Nat Lewin.

Other groups who joined the brief include Agudath Israel of America, Agudas Harabonim, National Council of Young Israel, Rabbinical Alliance of America and Rabbinical Council of America.

“At a time when democracy and freedom is so often used as a cudgel against religious Americans, it is great to see the Supreme Court reaffirm our protections in employment and other key areas of life,” says Duvi Honig, Founder and CEO of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce. “I would like to thank COLPA & Nat Lewin for successfully bringing the voice of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce and the communities we represent to the highest court in the land.”