A man is found beaten to death after defiling a sacred Torah, and the Orthodox Jewish congregants are horrified. At first it appears to be a hate crime, and an Arab man who was harassing the Jews is the initial suspect. But when Fontana (Dennis Farina) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) are satisfied it isn’t him, they redirect their investigation toward the congregation. Barry Speicher (Zach Grenier), one of the leaders of the congregation, who is very close to the synagogue’s Rabbi (Allan Miller), had donated the Torah to the temple. His own father smuggled it out of Poland during the holocaust.