Teshuvah Together (feel free to change the title and edit the article as you see fit)
One of the best known tefillos in Jewish liturgy and one that induces a sense of awe and fear within us is the tefillah of Kol Nidrei. The choreography of Kol Nidrei, as the chazzan stands on the bimah, flanked by two respected members of the community holding Sifrei Torah, reinforces these feelings and initiates the reverential tefillos of Yom Kippur. Yet, if we focus on the words of this tefillah, it is essentially hataras nedarim, the annulment of vows, hardly a topic that would seem to be such a powerful and fitting introduction to the spirit of Yom Kippur. Why is this tefillah chosen to begin our Yom Kippur tefillah?