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Loewian already cited Talmud Brachot that explains the source for citing it 3 times daily. However this Beurei Hatefilah article cites several commentaries that state that it really should be cited once daily. I don't want to occupy space here pasting an excerpt, as it's tangential to the O.P.'s question. Pnei Yehoshua on Brachot 4b says: Rabbi Eleazar ...


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The custom to recite Ashrei thrice daily seems to be based on the gemara in Berachoth 4b אמר רבי אלעזר א"ר אבינא: כל האומר "תהלה לדוד" בכל יום שלש פעמים מובטח לו שהוא בן העולם הבא R' Eleazar son of R' Abina said: Whoever recites "Tehilla l'David" three times daily may be assured that he is a person of the world to come... The only tefilloth ...


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As we see below from the OU the reason is that we do not have chazaras HaShatz (repetition of the Shmona Esrai) as part of Ma'ariv. As a result, there is no kedusha in the prayer. Thanks to @Lee for stating that this is based on the Maharsha. Ashrei It is evident that the Sages intended to link Ashrei with the reciting of Kedusha, because Kedusha ...


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There are 354 days in a "normal" Jewish Year and 18 days when we complete Hallel (in Israel) according to the Talmud. 354-18 = 336. Thus, 336 days in a normal year in which we don't say a full hallel.


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Rabbi Benjamin Blech says as follows. The hero on Purim was Esther. פורים = 336 and 336 is also equal to לאשה as we are grateful to a woman for this miracle, Queen Esther.



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