After a Jewish man was murdered in a Jewish community, his killers are found murdered too. Mulder and Scully have to determine whether someone is extracting vengeance or larger forces are at work.

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Ariel Weiss
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Kenneth Ungar
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Isaac Luria
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1st Hasidic Man
David Freedman ...
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Scully and Mulder investigate a series of murders that began with the beating and shooting of a young Orthodox Jew named Isaac Luria by a gang of young men. One of those men, 16 year-old Tony Oliver, has since been strangled by someone - or something - with Isaac Luria's fingerprints. With rumors that Luria has risen from the dead to seek his revenge, the two remaining killers dig up his grave and find his body in the casket. One of them is killed however. They suspect that Luria's father-in-law, Jacob Weiss, might somehow be involved in the revenge killings but Mulder thinks the solution lies elsewhere - in the legend of the Golem. Written by garykmcd

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When writing the script for this episode, Howard Gordon had the characters who beat and killed Isaac as African-Americans. Gordon found anti-Semitism amongst black people to be an interesting subject, informed by figures such as Louis Farrakhan as well as the 1991 riots in the Crown Heights area where a Jewish man was killed. However, Fox was uncomfortable with this idea because they found that African-Americans had begun watching the show in larger numbers, and asked Gordon if he would turn the villains into generic white neo-Nazis. Gordon agreed to do so and the network OK'd the script. See more »

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In opening burial scene, Hasidim are saying Kaddish, the Aramaic prayer for the dead with the Sephardic pronunciation, which no Hasidim ever used. See more »

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Dana Scully: You haven't heard the rumors?
Curt Brunjes: What rumors?
Dana Scully: That Luria is back from the dead? That he's risen from this grave?
Curt Brunjes: What kind of jew trick is this?
Fox Mulder: A jew pulled it off two thousand years ago.
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A Final Good-Bye
15 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

One of the most, if not the most, poignant episode of the X-Files. Ariel Weiss (skillfully and beautifully played by Justine Miceli) and Isaac Luria are two, young orthodox Jews betrothed to one another. Ariel's father, a Holocaust survivor, discovers a re-birth of his hopes for the future through his daughter's love for Isaac and their impending wedding. In a cruel twist of fate, Isaac becomes the victim of a hate crime and is brutally shot to death shortly before their wedding. Ariel was not afforded the opportunity to express her love for Isaac one last time nor was she able to say a final good-bye.

Through the sheer power and intensity of her love for Isaac and her faith, Ariel creates the opportunity to meet with Isaac one last time, tell him of her undying love and bid him a final good-bye.

A story of love, loss and a fulfilled wish to have one final opportunity to say, "I love you" and to say "Good-bye".

For anyone who has lost someone they dearly love and has often wished to see them one last time.

I've watched this episode over and over. The ending is beautiful and so very poignant. From ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.


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