Why in Korbanot and by Arvit do we say the passuk of Hashem hoshia…, Hashem tzvaot ashrei…, and Hashem tzvaot emanu… three times?

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The commentary to the Artscroll siddur states that Arizal recommended these verses be recited three times each after reciting ketoret. So I guess there is some kabbalistic reason behind it.

(I realize this doesn’t really explain the three-fold recitation at Arvit.)

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    Or why not after the ketores said after ein kelokeinu
    – Dude
    Commented Oct 5, 2018 at 18:47
  • @Dude Those who recite ein kelokeinu during the week (nusach sefard and nusach ashkenaz in Israel) as opposed to shabbat and festivals, do recite these verses then
    – Joel K
    Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 13:56

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