The Talmud in Shabbos asks the famous question "Mai hanukkah" what is hanukkah? I would like understand that question from a modern day perspective.
After all, the spiritual component of hanukkah is the conquest of the "enlightened" physical Hellenistic majority by the few Torah students.
Yet nowadays the reform (or so called haskala- "enlightened") movement is large (if you count the number of members) and unfortunately the physical has replaced the spiritual for a generation of lost Jews. (Are there more Jews for J R"L today than observant Jews?)
In addition the rekindling of the menorah in the bet hamikdash we no longer have begs the question.
So I repeat the question and would love to understand the answer - in 5773- "Mai hanukkah?" What are we celebrating?