In the first Posuk it says:

וְשָׁפְטוּ אֶת הָעָם בְּכָל עֵת וְהָיָה כָּל הַדָּבָר הַגָּדֹל יָבִיאוּ אֵלֶיךָ

Then in the later Posuk it says:

אֶת הַדָּבָר הַקָּשֶׁה יְבִיאוּן אֶל מֹשֶׁה

The question is whats the diffrence and why does it say both?

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Rabbi Chaim Berlin says that by a non Jew the value of a court case is dependent on the value of the claim, however by a Jew there is no difference in the value of the claim "Din Peruta Kedin Meyah". Yisro suggested that Moshe should take care of the big cases - literally the cases that involve large sums. Moshe took care of the difficult cases - which was not only cases involving large sums.

  • I wonder - do modern Batei Din treat large- and small-value cases with similar Halachic characteristics similarly?
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Jan 19, 2011 at 6:32

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