From the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Valerie Ross of Disciver Magazine notes that if you want people to be honest, its far better to have people sign the top of the form than the bottom. Apparently, taking responsibility from the outset for what you are supposed to report is a more reliable guarantor of honesty. Perhaps that is why Kol Nidre expresses the thought that Jews take seriously what we might say from this New Year to the next.
Rabbi Wayne Allen
After being graduated from New York University with a B.A. in philosophy and Phi Beta Kappa, Rabbi Allen attended the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he earned a Masters degree in Rabbinics and went on to receive rabbinic ordination. He has served as a congregational rabbi for almost 34 years, taking on postings in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto.