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Why was it the Arizal's custom that Yigdal not be said?

The MaVar YaBok brings that The Arizal was particular not use anything from the Achronim (not in our sense of the word rather later authorities ,not sure the starting point),rather only use prayers ...
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Is the author of the Shu"t HaRidvaz the same one as the one known to be the rebbe of the Ariza"l?

Indeed, this is the same person. The entry for "David ben Solomon ibn Zimra (Radbaz)" in The Responsa Literature states: He conducted a large yeshiba and many famous scholars were his pupils. The ...
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In what sense does the Arizal claim that Rabbi Akiva was the reincarnation of Cain?

I'm not claiming to give a full answer; I did learn about this topic, but I don't remember the specific example. However, there is one answer which works in general. In Judaism, the concept of ...
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Source for this Arizal?

This might be what you're referring to: "א"נ במ"ש מהרח"ו זצ"ל ששאל לרבו דעינינו הרואות בתלמוד ומדרשים שמעשים טובים ומדות וקדושת התנאים ואמוראים הוא דבר מבהיל ולא יוכל האדם ...
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Practical Kabbalah consequences

From the Encyclopedia.com entry on Joseph Della Reina: JOSEPH DELLA REINA , hero of a kabbalistic legend who attempted to bring an end to Satan's power and thus lead to the redemption. The ...
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Where is G-d's name in Megillat Esther?

Let's do one better: where is G-d's name concealed in all of Tanach? I'm looking for שם הוי"ה backwards and forwards, equally spaced from the beginning and end of four consecutive words (first letter,...
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Where is G-d's name in Megillat Esther?

According to the Pri Etz Chaim of Rav Chaim Vital, the instances of G-d's name encoded in Megillat Esther are: "היא "וכל" הנשים "יתנו, ר"ת הוה"י. לבדו עותה המלכה ושתי, ס"ת והה"י. ושתי המלכה לפניו ...
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Does the Arizal really say Yeshu was the reincarnation of Eisav?

Yes, at the end of chapter 67 in Sefer HaGilgulim it brings exactly what was cited in your question from Rabbi Ariel Bar Tzadok. The Ari z"l, as quoted in a hand-written note from Rabbi Chaim ...
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What is the origin and/or earliest use of the Ushpizin prayer (invitation of the 'exalted guests') during Sukkot?

Jewish Chronicle states Apparently, the earliest source for the custom of welcoming the Ushpizin on Succot is in the Zohar, the classic of Kabbalah. The Zohar makes clear that a central reason ...
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Pre-Arizal Sephardi Siddur?

You could start with the Rambam's סדר תפילות כל השנה found at the end of משנה תורה - ספר אהבה. The Rambam predates the Arizal by over 300 years.
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Why was it the Arizal's custom that Yigdal not be said?

Sefer Masos Kapay quotes the Siddur Hageonim Vihamekubalim that the Arizal insisted on only saying piyutim authored by Rishonim because those could be trusted to be al derech haemes, but the later ...
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What did the Arizal's contemporaries write about him?

The Beis Yosef has a responsum (Avkat Rochel # 136) addressed to the Arizal, wherein the Arizal is referred to as המקובל האלהי “the godly kabbalist” (or perhaps האלהי means “theologian”). The Chida ...
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What is the Shulchan Aruch Ha'Arizal?

It was composed by the students of the Ari z"l outlining how the Ari performed the mitzvot. Here is a link that you can look at: Shulchan Aruch HaAri z'l.
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Where is G-d's name in Megillat Esther?

Chapter 5, verse 4. In the initials of the 4 words יבא המלך והמן היום
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What was the name of the Arizal's mother?

The Geni genalogical website identifies her as Lipke Frances. See her other biographical records on MyHeritage. The last name matches the one of Mordecai Frances which this biography of the Ari ...
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Arizal was 6 days on a island

If you trust the linked article for the very claim that he was secluded on an island, you may as well trust what it says immediately thereafter: During this period, he concentrated his studies on ...
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Kislev and the letter Samech

I don't know what the Likkutei Shas of the Arizal says, but as per the second clause of your question asking if there are any other reasons for a connection, there is a famous piece in the fifth ...
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What is the name of the book about Reincarnation (Gilgul) written by one of the Arizal students

I think you’re looking for Sha’ar HaGilgulim of Rav Chaim Vital. See Wikipedia here.
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Source for this Arizal?

In Shaar Hagilgulim, Introduction 38. פעם אחת שאלתי למורי ז"ל, איך היה אומר לי שנפשי היתה כ"כ מעולה כנז"ל, והרי הקטן שבדורות הראשונים, היה צדיק וחסיד, שאין אני מגיע לעקבו. ואמר לי, דע ...
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Practices based on the Zohar

The prayer בריך שמיה is taken from the Zohar, as is seemingly the practice to say this prayer by the opening of the Aron Kodesh.
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Midrash about eshet potifar

Midrash tanchuma parchat vayeshev 5: אָמְרוּ רַבּוֹתֵינוּ זִכְרוֹנָם לִבְרָכָה: פַּעַם אַחַת נִתְקַבְּצוּ הַמִּצְרִיּוֹת וּבָאוּ לִרְאוֹת יָפְיוֹ שֶׁל יוֹסֵף. מֶה עָשְׂתָה אֵשֶׁת פּוֹטִיפַר, נָטְלָה ...
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Reincarnation as animals

In the Gate of Reincarnation Chapter 22, Rabbi Vital passes on from the Arizal that indeed it is possible to be reincarnated into inanimate objects, plants and animals, depending on the correction ...
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Where is G-d's name in Megillat Esther?

I don't know about God's name being "concealed", but Mordechai tells Esther confidently that if she does not do her part, "release and liberation will materialize for the Jews from some ...
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Does the Arizal really say Yeshu was the reincarnation of Eisav?

As @Harel13 commented: In the Book, Pri Eitz Chaim, here, (the Teachings of Isaac Luria / Arizal, recorded by his student Chayim Vital), it says the following: "It's found in another place: It's ...
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Can anyone source this Arizal?

It is in פתורא דאבא Inyan Birchas Hashachar, Hakdama, number 2:
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What is חטי קרדינותא?

Not that I would presume to explain Rabbi Vital's words or the teachings of the Ari z"l, but in context it seems to be alluding to the expression found in the name of Rav Kahana in tractate ...
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Practices based on the Zohar

Sitting while putting on the tefillin shel yad. (Zohar) Throwing the chalitzah shoe. (Zohar) Not to wash netilas yadayim of the morning onto the ground but only in a vessel. (Zohar) Putting on tzitzis ...
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Siddur Ha'Arizal (R' Asher Margaliot)

Only on the technical basis that it is according to the nusach of the Ari z'l. The actual expert sofer of the Ba'al Shem Tov was Rabbi Shabbtai of Rashkov. The siddur which the Ba'al Shem Tov used ...
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Pre-Arizal Sephardi Siddur?

I would look for a British or Dutch Sephardi siddur. After Sabbatai Sbi, the S&P community actively removed all Lurianic and Zoharic emendations to their nusach (source: R' Jonathan Cohen of the ...
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Aside from the Arizal has anybody else been able to identify an unknown grave through supernatural means?

Hat-tip to @DoubleAA. There are two sources for this answer. 1] Wikipedia (W) 2] “A Tzaddik in our time” pp 162, 3. (T) W describes the story of the Convoy of 35, of which only 23 of the 35 ...
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