...or rather, who is Ploni? In fact, Ploni is probably
one of the most famous people in Jewish literature, although nobody
knows who he is. In the Talmud, Ploni is also referred to as "Plahn"
Ploni the Person
Ploni, or more fully, Ploni Almoni, is a ficticious
character used in Jewish literature to describe a John Doe, Robert
Citizen or 'so and so'. For example:
Ploni who has learned
Torah. See how pleasant are his ways. How fine is his behaviour!
Talmud: Yoma, 80a
Other Uses for Ploni
The term "Ploni" is also used by the Talmud
and other Jewish literature to describe an unkown place, unit of
time or measurement.
Definition and sources
courtesy of the Yitzhak Frank "The Practical Talmud Dictionary"
Published by The Ariel Institute, Israel 1994.
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