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9/11 Survivor Circumcised at Age 50

50-year-old Alexander Yabisebitz, a survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, undergoes circumcision.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 6/22/2012, 3:14 AM

Alexander Yabisebitz
Alexander Yabisebitz
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50-year-old Alexander Yabisebitz, a survivor of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, was circumcised on Thursday. The circumcision ceremony was organized by the Brit Yosef Yitzchak non-profit organization.

Yabisebitz, who was born in the city of Gomel in Belarus, worked as a programmer in one of the towers of the World Trade Center. He was five minutes late for work on the day of the terror attacks, and was thus saved.

The Brit Yosef Yitzchak organization said that last week, Yabisebitz was sitting with some friends raised when one of them, who underwent a circumcision five years ago, suggested that Yabisebitz do so as well. Yabisebitz, who did not have a circumcision at the age of eight days, immediately agreed.

After he agreed, Brit Yosef Yitzchak called a mohel (ritual circumciser), booked an operating room and arranged for the ceremony. Yabisebitz has said that having the circumcision now is his way of thanking G-d for sparing his life on that awful day.

The United States recently announced charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, accused of orchestrating the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused of involvement in the plot.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the four suicide attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda terrorists on the morning of September 11, 2001.