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I saw the roshei teivos החזו"א in the Dirshu notes to Mishna Berura in Hilchos Rosh Hodesh. Can you tell me who it is? Is there a general resource to figure this out?

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General Resource –  Double AA Feb 2 at 5:59
    
@DoubleAA Thanks! That looks useful. Doesn't look like it'd've helped with this one. –  Isaac Moses Feb 2 at 18:34
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I suspect that that refers to the Chazon Ish. The letters fit, and the Chazon Ish's rulings are often quoted alongside those of the Mishna Berura.

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Thank you, you must be right. I was looking for a "Chaim Zalman..." or something. It was actually in the Dirshu notes, not the mishna berura itself for what it's worth. –  Seymore Cohen Jan 31 at 20:34
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The Mishna Brurah would not quote the Chazon Ish,but dirshu would,and it is indeed the Chazon ish –  sam Jan 31 at 20:35
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@SeymoreCohen, thanks for clarifying that it was in the notes. I fixed the question and answer accordingly. –  Isaac Moses Jan 31 at 20:37
    
@SeymoreCohen In general, most sefarim have an index towards the front of the sources they have culled from. You can usually match up the roshei teivos to that list. –  YEZ Feb 2 at 2:12
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