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The Halacha is:

That if one has more then one door at his house, he must light the menorah at all doors... The reason is because others might think that someone lives here but didn't light the menorah...


So my question is:

Since when (other then by tfilla - when passing a shul) do we have to be yotza all chashasous and light at both doors (if one was) Why and where else do we find such a chumra? and what do we care if others think that i didn't light...

Do i have to show everyone that I did this or that mitzva?

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Hi adardesign and welcome to Mi Yodeya! I'm afraid I don't follow your question exactly: isn't there somewhat of a general rule (or at least reasonable to say) that we should avoid looking suspicious in public? In what cases do you see a permission to do that such that Chanukkah would then be the exception? –  Double AA Dec 17 '12 at 21:22
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I think this question needs to be fleshed out more, detailing the exact case when one must light at two doorways and the reasons given for this (with relevant source references). –  LazerA Dec 17 '12 at 23:22
    
@Lazer, you are right, i tried to explain a little more.. I will also try to bring relevant source references... Thanks! –  adardesign Dec 18 '12 at 14:16
    
The halacha as you have stated is not really accurate. No one says you need to light a second menorah by your back door or side door, etc. It is only in very limited circumstances that this issue exists. –  LazerA Dec 18 '12 at 21:39
    
@LazerA true, but my question is still on for these very limited circumstances... no? –  adardesign Dec 18 '12 at 22:58

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The following is what I thought:

Because the main purpose for lighting the menorah is for "Pirsuma nusa"* therefor anything that leads to suspicion is the opposite of pisrsum hanes.

*Its one of the only mitzvous that one should even sell his belongings..

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