Tanya Habjouqa | The Good Samaritans

Tanya Habjouqa explores ancient Torah whodunnit theft against the backdrop of Samaritan ceremony for NPR. Cited as the most ancient Torahs stolen in the Holy Land since the Crusaders pillaged Jerusalem, they belonged not to Jews but to the Samaritans, one of the world's oldest and tiniest religious sects. Known from the New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan, the group has barely survived. Centuries ago, it numbered more than 1 million; today, according to the last count, there are only 810 Samaritans left.