Alternative Spellings

akhron, aharon, ahron, akharon, acharon


  • "Latter-day religious authorities... scholars of the Renaissance and later times" (Glinert).

Example Sentences

  • "Before you check it in the Acharonim, look up the Rishonim." (Glinert)
  • "The Spanish Expulsion marks the approximate beginning of the age of the Acharonim" (

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


אחרון acharon 'later, last'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America


The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)


Plural achronim, acharonim.

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