Inspired by the comments to my answer about (pseudo) 2nd Bar Mitzvahs.

Both the Magen Avraham in 282:18 and the Biur Halocho in 136:1:1 mention that the reason a Bar Mitzva boy has a high priority to get an Aliya laTorah is because he's being inaugurated into Mitzvoth.

ונער בר מצוה באותו שבת אם יש לו עירנית דוחה לכל החיובים כיון שהוא יום חינוכו

From that I understand that since it's his first chance to get an Aliya, he should be given precedence over (almost) all other people.

Following that logic it would seem that a Ger Tzedek should also be given precedence for an Aliya laTorah immediately after his conversion.

However, I cannot find a source to back up that claim.

Anybody know of a source, or else, a reason why the Ger doesn't deserve preferential treatment?

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    ישראל קודם לגר. he.wikisource.org/wiki/משנה_הוריות_ג_ח – Double AA Nov 20 at 12:33
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    @DoubleAA - based on that logic he'd never get an Aliya unless the entire Minyan are Gerim (or just about)... – Danny Schoemann Nov 20 at 13:18
  • Maybe In Hachi Nami. And maybe in general we don't want to embarrass him, but we're not going to go out of our way to give him a special Chiyuv. – Double AA Nov 20 at 13:19
  • @DannySchoemann On the contrary, based on that logic, he gets the coveted shishi. – Loewian Nov 20 at 16:07
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    @chacham so give him a hug. Aliyot don't indicate love. – Double AA Nov 21 at 3:04

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