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By onen I mean someone who as lost their sibling, and they haven't been buried yet.

Can an onen be called to the Torah as an Oleh? Can an onen read from the Torah?

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In response to both your queries:

but [an onen] does not act as Chazzan, read the Torah, or receive an Aliyah

from here.

Even if the only Kohen in shul is an onen, he still doesn't get an Aliyah

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I like the answer, but I'm going to see if anyone else has an answer to contribute. – wizlog Oct 11 '11 at 23:57
Then plase edit – wizlog Oct 12 '11 at 0:55
@msh210 sometimes you miss the obvious... – yydl Oct 12 '11 at 1:26

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