Hanukkah, a holiday commemorating the miracles surrounding the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in the second century BCE

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Where did they light the Menorah after they won the war with the Greeks

In the Al Hanisim that we add on Chanukah we say: V'hidliku neirot b'chatzrot kodshecha Translated as kindled lights in Your holy courts It sounds as if the Menorah from the temple was lit outdoors ...
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Child Lighting Menorah in Shul

May a Child light the Menorah in Shul being that it is not the real lighting?
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Half hour @ the Chanuka candles

Is the half hour that you are supposed to make sure the candles are lit Shaa Zemanios or exactly thirty minutes?
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Motzei Shabbos Chanuka

You go away to your family / friends for Shabbos Chanuka. You are returning home Motzei Shabbos. Should you light Chanuka candles at your host or return home and light your Chanuka candles?
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Lighting Chanuka candles on Erev Shabbat

Since it's not common sense to leave a fire unattended (or against an apartment building's guidelines to have unattended fires), what's the general minhag for lighting Chanuka candles on Erev Shabbat ...
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Ner ish Ubeiso or One more candle

What is more important that one Person light the right amount of candles every night of Chanukah or that everyone in the house light (of course I am talking about Ashkenazim)?
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Chanuka Shavuos connection

What connections does Chanuka have with Shavuos?
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Chanukiah location

What it the ideal place to put a chanukiah for lighting? Is it better to put it in the window, outside or inside? Does it depend on where you live?