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Canaan's descendants and the curse

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In Bereisheet 9, Canaan was cursed and this curse was taken to be a statement on not just him, but his descendants (see the Haamek Davar on pasuk 24 for an example). Why would later generations be stained by a sin commited by Canaan, or fated by a curse placed on Canaan?

If sons don't get punished for the sins of their fathers, wouldn't this fly in the face of that?

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Not just kenaan, but there are other examples of familial curses like eli hakohein, geichazi, the gib... (1 comment)

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