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Rabbi Shlomo Kluger in his sefer Imrei Shefer explains that the reason for not only the repetition but also the fact that initially it says "to you and to your descendants" but later it says only "to your descendants", is because the teshuvah which they will do outside of Eretz Yisrael is not a complete teshuvah (he explains there why). But this teshuvah ...
The Vilna Gaon (in his commentary Eliyahu Rabbah to Negaim 2:1, as explained in Bo'az ibid.) says that Europeans are descendants of Yafet.
I heard an answer from one of my rabbeim, who drew a parallel to the case of Yosef not contacting his father. There, the Ramban claims it was warranted because he believed his dreams were prophetic and thus would not go against the dreams that he was shown. (I've been told that the Netziv in HaEmek Davar also subscribes to this logic.) So too in our case, ...
according to the pirkei derebbi eliezer chapter 24, these clothes were stolen by Eisav from Nimrod. Hagozel min haganav is patur - one who steals from a thief is exempt.
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