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Shamash, The: The candle from which the Chanukah lamps are lit.
Why doesn't the shamash count?
On the essence of shamash, the "servant candle" of the Chanukah menorah
The shammash – the "attendant" candle that is used to kindle the other lights – is set apart from the other candles (often higher or lower), on the ninth branch of the menorah.
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