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  1. Your dormitory policy is very sensible. It’s obviously intended to ensure that the first degree you get will be a piece of paper, not a burn. Breaking this rule endangers you and others, besides the fact that it is simply against the rules.

    I recommend that you light your menorah at the entrance to the dorm building, or if that’s not possible then in the dining room.

    Source:

    • Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 671:5

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