Name: Trani, Joseph ben Moses
Acronym: Maharit
Born: 1568
Died: 1639
Lived In: Safed and Constantinople
Major Work: She'elot U'Teshuvot Maharit and Zurat ha-Bayit
Biography: The leading Sephardic Halachist of the early 17th century, he was principal of a major rabbinical school in Turkey. He established charitable societies and was known for his unselfish works.