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Can a Male Ger Become a Rabbi?

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Rabbi Chaim Tabasky

12 Av 5764
Question
My friend and I were discussing the issue of whether or not a male ger could become a rabbi. I’m pretty sure a male ger can, but my friend says they can not. Can you please clarify this for me?
Answer
A Ger may perform all of the common functions of a Rabbi including deciding all matters of Halacha if he is competent. There are certain limitations of a ger participating in certain functions of a rabbinic court (e.g. for Chalitza) but a ger may serve as a halachic advisor for a court.
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