Several theories about Jewish ethical reflection and ecological ethics compete for attention. Some theorists do utilize Martin Buber's thinking, both his general philosophy and his specific writings about Zion. Looking at Buber's approach to Zion as a myth helps focus his thinking, particularly in relationship to the diverse views in current Jewish thought. This paper examines Buber's view of myth, his discussion of the myth of Zion, and the implications of this mythic approach to ecological ethics.

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