Be Real R. Akiva told me

Rabbi Akiva told me
this is a major rule in the Torah —

love your friend as [you love]
yourself [Lev.19:18]
Rashi’s grandson made sure I added the [you love]

his grandpa taught him that it only applied
to people who are worthy of your love.

There are limits —
some people aren’t so worthy
you don’t have to love them — [Rashi on Deut:13:19, Prov.3:30]

Get real.

Small alef; poetry Kedoshim

Maqam Saba

D E half-flat F G flat