The festival known as Hanukkah is Jewish in an ethnic sense because it is about anti-semitism and the destruction of the Torah and Prophets which  remain universal until eternity.  Without Hanukkah, there could have been no Israel or Jewish people from which the Messiah could come.

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Remembering the re-dedication of the altar in the Temple.

“Then the people of Israel—the priests, the Levites and the rest of the exiles—celebrated the dedication of the house of God with joy” (Ezra 6:16).