Missiles, Masks and Miracles

The First Gulf War

Back in January of 1991, President George H.W. Bush threatened to attack Saddam Hussein’s Iraq if he didn’t withdraw from Kuwait.

Saddam let Bush know that if the USA attacked, he would respond by “burning half of Israel.”

Even though Hussein’s war was with the USA, he came through with his promise and over the course of 6 weeks, he fired 39 Scud missiles at the heart of Israel’s civilian population centers.

Israel had no operational anti-missile system in place. This was before the Iron Dome.

Hastily, the USA let us use their Patriot Anti-aircraft missile system which was not so effective against the Scud rockets flying at 9 times the speed of sound.

Missiles, Masks and Miracles

Almost 4,000 residential apartments were damaged or destroyed in Israel, yet miraculously only one person died as a direct result of the missile.

One person was severely injured. Nine were moderately wounded and 220 were lightly injured.

Rabbi Shmuel Veffer

I knew that the miraculous stories of survival that were being passed by word of mouth and reported in the press would be quickly forgotten;

So I decided to record a contemporary account of all the miracles while they were happening.

The original book called “Missiles Masks and Miracles” was published in 1993.

On the 30th anniversary, I’ve decided to reprint it. You can purchase it in paperback or e-book format now at Amazon.

The stories will inspire you and remind you to see the miracles happening before our eyes every day.


REVIEWS ABOUT “The Jerusalem Conspiracy” also by Rabbi Veffer…


“This superbly crafted thriller will keep you turning pages late into the night. A rare and riveting insider’s view of how extremists think …and act. I loved it.”Alan M. Dershowitz



“A gripping thriller to the very last page. If I were you, I
would buy a copy before the Shin Bet (Israeli Secret Service) removes all copies from the shelves.”The Jerusalem Post


“This book will shake you up …Riveting from beginning to end.” Larry King




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