The Samaitans still exist as a small population around Shilo and still hold the sacrifices per the Torah at the ruins of the Temple at Mt. Gezerim.<quoted text>
Do those actually exist? I can't recall when or where but I swear I heard about them existing.
They are the remnants of the Israelites who remained after the Judeans were forcibly migrated to Babylonia.
The Samaritans hold that they are the true Israelites and that the Judeans (Jews) are paganized frauds.
There is every reason to believe that Jesus and many of the discoples were Samaritans because Galillee is in Samaria, not Judea.