291. Come and behold, "And Elohim remembered Rachel, and Elohim hearkened to her, and opened her womb" (Beresheet 30:22). HE ASKS, Why is Elohim mentioned twice? WOULD IT NOT BE ENOUGH TO SAY, 'AND HE HEARKENED TO HER AND OPENED HER WOMB?' HE ANSWERS, This is because one is from the world of the male, NAMELY, BINAH, WHICH IS CALLED 'ELOHIM;' and one is from the world of the female, NAMELY, THE NUKVA OF ZEIR ANPIN, ALSO CALLED 'ELOHIM.' For it depends upon Mazal, WHICH IS OF THE MALE WORLD, AS IT HAS ALREADY BEEN EXPLAINED THAT CHILDBEARING DEPENDS ON MAZAL.
292. When Rachel was inspired by the name OF BENJAMIN, as it is written, "Hashem shall add (Heb. yosef) to me another son" (Beresheet 30:23), Jacob knew that it would be so because she is worthy of increasing the number of the tribes TO TWELVE. He also knew THAT AFTER THAT, she would no longer live in the world. That is why he wanted to go TO THE LAND OF YISRAEL, SO THAT THE TRIBES WOULD BE COMPLETED IN THE LAND OF YISRAEL AND RACHEL SHOULD NOT DIE OUTSIDE OF YISRAEL. He could not go BECAUSE LABAN DETAINED HIM. So when Benjamin was due, NAMELY, AFTER SHE CONCEIVED HIM, he ran away so that the House would not be perfected BY THE TWELVE TRIBES, and the Holy World, THE NUKVA OF ZEIR ANPIN, would not be attached to it in a foreign country.
293. This is the meaning of the verse, "And Hashem said to Jacob, 'Return to the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with you'" (Beresheet 31:3). HE ASKS, What is THE MEANING OF, "and I will be with you?" HE ANSWERS, THE Holy One, blessed be He, said to him - Until now Rachel, the foundation of the house, was with you. From now on, I shall be with you and take the House, NAMELY, THE SHECHINAH, with you by the twelve tribes. This is what is meant by the verse, "And as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died by me" (Beresheet 48:7). It was because of me that Rachel was removed, and another tenant, NAMELY, THE SHECHINAH, came in and dwelt with me in the House.