163. "And Elohim went up from him in the place where He talked with him" (Beresheet 35:13). Rabbi Shimon said, Here we learn that Jacob, together with the other Patriarchs, became a holy Chariot TO HASHEM. Come and behold, Jacob is a supernal, holy Chariot TO ZEIR ANPIN, shining on the moon, THE NUKVA. He is a Chariot by himself, BECAUSE HE INCLUDES THE PATRIARCHS, CHESED AND GVURAH, AS TIFERET INCLUDES THEM BOTH. This is the meaning of the verse, "And Elohim went up from him," AS SOMEONE ALIGHTING FROM HIS CHARIOT.
164. He began the discussion with the verse, "For what nation is there so great that has Elohim so near to them, as Hashem our Elohim is in all things that we call upon Him for" (Devarim 4:4)? Come and behold, how fond the Holy One, blessed be He, is of Yisrael. No nation or tongue among all the heathen people in the world will have Elohim to receive their prayers in the way that the Holy One, blessed be He, will in the future receive the prayers and petitions of Yisrael in their hour of need, when they pray for the sake of their grade alone. (Meaning, THE SHECHINAH -- THAT IS, WHENEVER THEIR PRAYER IS FOR THE PERFECTION OF THE SHECHINAH.
165. Come and behold, the Holy One, blessed be He, called Jacob by the name Yisrael, NAMELY, THAT IS THE SHECHINAH DID, as it is written, "your name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Yisrael shall be your name, and he called his name." Who gave him that name? The Shechinah did, as in, "and He called to Moses," WRITTEN WITH A SMALL ALEPH, WHICH IS THE SHECHINAH. IT IS ALSO WRITTEN, "And Elohim said to him" (Beresheet 35:10), WHICH IS A NAME FOR THE SHECHINAH.