Who knows two hundred thirty-six?
Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will:
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geoffc's comment gave me an idea:
236 words in Krias Shema (out of the total of 248, including, as the case may be, א-ל מלך נאמן or the repetition of אני ה' אלקיכם or ה' אלקיכם אמת) are where we are accepting on ourselves Hashem's mitzvos. (The remaining 12 - the first verse of Shema, and ברוך שם - are the acceptance of His kingship.)
(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 61:14)