The generation that inherited the results of World War II - Jews included - was the first of the postmodern epoch, and as such it faced a new set of problems peculiar to its circumstances. These problems, to be sure, had their roots in the era just ended, but they stemmed most immediately from the needs and concerns of a generation that grew up in a society strikingly different from its predecessors. That generation rose to the challenge at home. They completed the task of entrenching American Jewry and its community within American society, giving it a form suitable both to Jewry and the society in which it found itself. Abroad they saved the remnant of European Jewry, assisted mightily in the establishment of the Jewish state and its consolidation, and helped world Jewry to either relocate in Israel or to rebuild their diaspora communities.