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When Jewish man, Isaac Luria is beaten to death by three youths in his market store in Brooklyn in what appears to be a hate-killing, his fiancee and her father mourn his death in traditional fashion. However following his funeral one of the young men who attacked him, Tony Oliver is found strangled hinting at a possible revenge attack in a racial tense neighbourhood, only Luria's finger prints are found on the body. Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate whether vigilantes are to blame, or if it is the work of some higher force. They trace anti-Semitic pamphlets to Curt Brunjes, the owner of a local copy shop in the area and tell him about Oliver's death and the rumours that Luria has risen from the grave to avenge his death. Unbeknownst to them the two other youths involved in Luria's death, Tony Banks and Clinton Macguire are listening in the back room. That night they dig up Luria's body to make sure he is dead, Banks opens the coffin and finds Luria's body inside but as he turns to tell Macguire, he finds him lying dead on the ground. Mulder and Scully visit the scene and Mulder finds a book under Luria's head which bursts in to flames. They questions a Jewish intellectual about the book, which it turns out to be a book on Jewish mysticism and should not have been buried with the body. Mulder discovers details in the book about the Jewish myth of a Golem, a living being made of earth brought to life by a righteous man. Could a Golem be responsible for the revenge attacks?

Noteworthy Quote

Scully: "Oh my god, it's Issac Luria...he's still alive."

Mulder: "I'm not so sure about that."

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Writer: Howard Gordon
Director: Kim Manners

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Justine Miceli Ariel Luria
David Groh Jacob Weiss
Harrison Coe Issac Luria
Channon Roe Derek Banks
Jabin Litwiniec Clinton Bascombe
Timur Karabilgin Tony
Jonathan Whittaker Curt Brunjes
David Wohl Kenneth Ungar
George Gordon The Detective
Murrey Rabinovitch 1st Hasidic Man
David Freedman Rabbi

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