Shamus, N. [Yiddish]: A Shamus Is A Guy Who Takes Care Of Handyman Tasks Around The Temple, And Makes Sure Everything Is In Working Order.

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Shamus, n. [Yiddish]:
A shamus is a guy who takes care of handyman tasks around the
temple, and makes sure everything is in working order.
A shamus is at the bottom of the pecking order of synagog
functionaries, and there's a joke about that:
A rabbi, to show his humility before God, cries out in the
middle of a service, Oh, Lord, I am nobody! The cantor, not to be
bested, also cries out, Oh, Lord, I am nobody!
The shamus, deeply moved, follows suit and cries, Oh, Lord, I
am nobody! The rabbi turns to the cantor and says, Look who thinks
he's nobody!
-- Arthur Naiman, Every Goy's Guide to Yiddish