Buy Your Own Kittel! Netivot Shalom is placing our annual Kittel order on July 30th!
A Kittel is traditionally worn on several important occasions: Rosh HaShannah, Yom Kippur, Pesach, at one's own wedding, and for burial. We are encouraging CNS members to purchase their own this year. Kittels communicate a number of messages:
1) White is a symbol of the purity we hope to achieve through Teshuva/Repentance and Tefilah/Prayer. 2) The Kittel is a symbol of equality which reminds us that no person is superior to another. 3) The Kittel reminds us of our mortality and the value of life.
As Rabbi Jack Moline writes, "Imagine looking across the congregation and seeing a sea of white ...Imagine the true equality of each collection of prayers and meditations ...And imagine the ability to focus more directly on prayer and repentance without the distraction of concern about personal appearance. (from The Whole Kittel and Caboodle)."
The price for a new Kittel is $50. We are placing a Kittel-order through Afikomen on July 30th. Please send a check to Rachel in the shul office by July 29th to order your own Kittel as we begin the journey to Yamim Nora'im 5771!