Can a son of a kohen that married a non-observant giyores be called up to the Torah for the first Aliya?

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    A child born of the union between a Kohen and someone prohibited to Kohanim is a hallal. A hallal is not traditionally given the first aliyah. Jan 17 at 13:23
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    She's a halachic זונה who is forbidden to a Kohen and her son from a Kohen is a חלל so presumably he cannot
    – Nahum
    Jan 17 at 13:24
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    If there's no Kohain present, sure, just like any Yisrarel or Levi Jan 17 at 14:09

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As @Deuteronomy and others have commented, see here, Shulchan Aruch HaRav

Any child who was born from parents who were in a Biblically Kehuna prohibited relationship, whether within wedlock or out of wedlock, is defined as a Challal. Meaning, that if a man who is a Kohen has a child with a woman to whom he is Biblically prohibited in marrying due to his status of priesthood, then any offspring born from that union is defined as a Challal. For example, if a Kohen had a child with a woman who is Halachically defined as a Zoneh...."


A gentile is considered a Zonah.

So, he is not normally given the first aliyah.

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