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Orthodox Judaism is an internally diverse denomination of Judaism that generally tends toward a strict interpretation of Halakha - Jewish law. There are two main streams within Orthodox Judaism: Modern Orthodox Judaism and Haredi (sometimes called “Ultra-Orthodox”) Judaism. Modern Orthodoxy advocates fidelity to Halakha along with a willingness to engage in the modern world. Haredi Judaism, on the other hand, prefers not to interact with secular society, seeking to preserve Halakha without amending it to modern circumstances and to safeguard believers from involvement in a society that challenges their ability to abide by Halakha. Orthodox Judaism claims to preserve Jewish law and tradition from the time of Moses. Widespread anti-Semitism prevented Jews from engaging in the wider societies in which they were living until the 18th and 19th centuries, when they began enjoying greater rights and freedoms. The resulting Jewish integration into non-Jewish societies led to the formulation of a distinct Orthodox identity that eschewed such integration to varying degrees.