What are the restrictions or unqualifications placed on a ger but not on a born jew?

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  • Why do you think there are any? – Danny Schoemann Sep 11 '17 at 7:40
  • @DannySchoemann I have heard it say that a ger can not serve in a beit din, but i don't know the source, and decided to leave it out of the question. – ninamag Sep 11 '17 at 7:42
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    That is true - but it's not a "restriction" on the Ger, they are simply not qualified, similar to women, children and slaves. Source: Rambam הלכות סנהדרין Ch. 2. They also cannot be kings - (ibid הלכות מלכים ומלחמותיהם) - (All this in משנה תורה - ספר שופטים - toratemetfreeware.com/online/f_02038.html) – Danny Schoemann Sep 11 '17 at 7:49
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    No! A Ger has the same Halacha as a Jew, he's just a 4th class citizen if we define 1st class as Cohen, 2nd as Levi, 3rd as born-Jewish. Some public positions require a certain class as a qualification. But he has the same obligations, punishements and responsibilities as everybody else - because a Ger is 100% Jewish. – Danny Schoemann Sep 11 '17 at 9:17
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    But read the Gemara closely - it’s discussing whose life to save first. Who can serve as a judge is discussed elsewhere. – DonielF Sep 12 '17 at 19:03

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