Shulchan Aruch, Orech Chayyim 671:5
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שולחן ערוך, אורח חיים תרעא:ה
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נר חנוכה מניחו על פתח הסמוך לרשות הרבים מבחוץ.[משום פרסומי ניסא]
One should place the Hanukkah lights at the entrance which is next to the public area on the outside of the entrance. (Mishnah Berurah: This is required because of the need to publicize the miracle.) [AJWS translation]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. In what ways is publicizing a victory against discrimination an act of activism?

2. What is the significance of lighting candles to publicize this miracle?

3. What social justice themes emerge from this text?

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Time Period: Medieval (Geonim through the 16th Century)