The Meaning of the Henna

Meaning of the HennaHenna is a plant that symbolizes the three mitzvot (commandments) that are incumbent upon a Jewish woman. These are challah (removal of dough), niddah (family purity), and hadlakat nerot (lighting of candles). The Hebrew initials of these words, namely chet, nun, and hei, form the word henna. This plant also symbolizes joy, happiness, and fertility.