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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  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

  • Ramech Everav? (236 bones in the Mishaberach for Cholim). Actually, ramach is 246, isn't it? Bummer.
    – geoffc
    May 10, 2011 at 20:48
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    Ramach is 248!.. May 10, 2011 at 23:10

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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)


In a non-leap year, Yom Yerushalayim is the 236th day in the year if Heshvan and Kislev are both Mele'im (have 30 days):

Tishrei, Heshvan, Kislev - 30 days each
Tevet - 29 days
Shvat - 30 days
Adar - 29 days
Nisan - 30 days
Iyar - 28 days (Yom Yerushalayim is on the 28th day of Iyar)

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