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Daily Dose of Midrash
Bereishit Rabbah 16:6
"And they were both naked." Rabbi Eleazar said: there were three
who did not wait for their contentment even six hours, and these are
they: Adam, and Israel, and Sisra. Adam, as it says: "and they were not
embarrassed" (Genesis 2:25) - six hours had not passed, and he was content. Israel, as it says: "And the nation saw that Moses delayed" (Exodus 32:1), when six hours had passed and Moses had not appeared. Sisra, as it says: "Why does his chariot delay in coming?" (Judges 5:28)
- every day he would come in three or four hours, and today six hours
have past and he is not here - these are all cases related to "and they
were not embarrassed." "And the snake was crafty" (Genesis 3:1) - the text only needed to continue with "And Hashem God made for Adam and his wife..." (Genesis 3:21).
Rabbi Yehoshua ben Karchah said: to teach you which temptation the
snake sprung on them - he saw them engaged in the way of the world, and
desired here. Rabbi Yaakov of the village of Hannin said: to not pause
the story of the snake.