You Can Become A Shamas

Last night our family celebrated the 8th and final day of Chanukkah at our home. 16 family members enjoyed more traditional and sweet potato Latkahs and my Mimi’s Channukah Butter Cookies.
A deliciously grand time was had by all!

I reflected on our celebration and reread a recent article in the Chicago Jewish News by Amy Hirshberg Lederman.
I was intrigued by Ms. Hirshberg Lederman comment about the shamas or “watchmen” (as I learned it was called, when I was a child) that is elevated and used to illuminate the 8 candles on Chanukkah menorah. In her article Ms. Lederman proposed a question…

“What would it mean to light up the world around us with hope and possibilities?”

Family members watch my husband, Jordan, as he helps our grandniece, Skyler, hold the
Shamas and light the Chanukkah candles with her sister, Dylan. 

This thought-provoking visual caused me to ponder…

How I can I become “Sheila the Shamas,” and illuminate the world
around me with encouragement and opportunities?

As the 2009 approaches, you might want to think about…

How can I become “______________ the Shamas”?

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  1. George on December 30, 2008 at 12:55 am

    I’m not a Shamas, but I am Mogur, the old medicine man from the book, Clan of the Cave Bear.
    Anyway, He’s too young to play with matches and candles–but appears to be properly supervised:-)
    Happy New Year!

  2. Sheila Glazov Author Speaker on January 4, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks for the explanation. I knew the Mogur sounded familar. I enjoyed the Clan of the Cave Bear series. Maybe now that you are “60” candles bright,  you will be able to play with matches, as long as your lovely bride is available to enjoy the fun with you!

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