The court ordered 8 months in jail and a fine of 100,000 shekels – less than the sum he received illegally in envelopes from the American tycoon.
U.S.-born Gold, a former UN envoy, served as the prime minister's political adviser.
Officially, the Rabbinate says the problem is technical, but it's known that American-born Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, holds liberal attitudes on conversion and women's rights that have irked the ruling rabbinical body.
This Memorial Day, 2016 presidential candidates ought to remember that veterans have long memories. Just ask John Kerry.