acharonim pl. n. Hebrew (ack-row-NEEM) acharon sing. n. (ack-hah-RON) From the Hebrew word for “later.” A term for rabbis and scholars from the 16th century (after the rishonim) to the present. Isaac Luria is one of the well-known acharonim.
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