After telling the Hanukkah story, the Talmud records that "the following year, these days were established as a holiday." The mystics explain that the following year people sensed the same cosmic energy and that's why the holiday was established. What was this cosmic energy? When Moshe was lonely and forlorn, God reached out to him through a burning bush that was not consumed. Hanukah is a recreation of that same moment, where God reaches out to the human being who is without hope and shows him that with God, anything is possible.