If a few people finished a massechet of gemara together, one of whom is a kohen, should the kohen be given the kavod of reciting the kaddish just as we give mezumin to a kohen or does it not matter?
Rabbi Kaganoff notes the following examples where the Kohen recieves preference before others:
- “The kohen should open first (liftoach rishon), he should bless first, and he should take a nice portion first” (Gittin 59b, Moed Katan 28b).
- "The kohen should make the brocha on the meal first (Rashi, Gittin 59b), make kiddush for everyone (Mishnah Berurah 201:12) and lead the benching (Rashi, Moed Katan 28b; Ran and other Rishonim, Nedarim 62b)."
- "Poskim rule that a kohen should be chosen ahead of a levi or a yisroel to be chazan (Pri Megadim, Eishel Avraham 53:14). Presumably, he should also be given preference for a position to be a Rav, Rosh Yeshiva, or Magid Shiur in a yeshiva, if he is qualified for the position."
It would seem the Kohen would be given preference over others at the siyum.