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There are a whole bunch of Pesukim that we say 3 times at Kiddush Levana.

1 - Why do we say these specific Pesukim 3 times?

2 - Specifically I am curious why we say Shalom Aleichem 3 times?

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http://mi.yodeya.com/questions/1861/shalom-aleichem-in-kiddush-levanah

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This question is different. It is a question why you say Shalom Aleichem and other Pesukim 3 times. –  Gershon Gold Oct 26 '10 at 23:33
    
because thats wat it says in masechtas sofrim –  SimchasTorah Oct 26 '10 at 23:50
    
The rational that we do something because that is what it says in a source is correct. However often there are deeper explanations to WHY we do it? –  Gershon Gold Oct 27 '10 at 0:11
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The Perisha (Orach Chaim 426) says that we say Shalom Aleichem three times is because we previously cursed our enemies with "Tippol Aleihem." Thus we are assuring our friends that we wish peace for them.

However the Perisha does not explain why the other verses are said three times, including "Tippol Aleihem," which is the reason for saying "Shalom Aleichem" three times.

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