Dear Rabbi Simon,
Regarding placing the Menorah, it seems to me it’s about common sense where the persumei nisa (publicizing the miracle) is greatest rather than hard and fast rules. Is that correct?
I would tend to agree, although in Talmudic times (and Israel today) lighting at the doorway outside in the public domain, opposite the Mezuzah was the way to go. For most of us, a window facing a public thoroughfare is the preferred option.
Rabbi Rashi Simon