Articles written by: Irwin Block

Herbert Marx: from the pool hall to the corridors of justice
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Herbert Marx: from the pool hall to the corridors of justice

Frequenting pool halls and bowling alleys that were part of the fabric of the old immigrant district around Mount Royal and Esplanade did not prevent its young denizens from achievements as adults.

Greyhounds are couch potatoes, love to chill with their humans
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Greyhounds are couch potatoes, love to chill with their humans

They all had that glow! We’re talking here about the people who have adopted and are sharing their lives with retired racing greyhounds. As for the dogs, all looked content, placid, snug in their coats on this cold Sunday morning, quietly standing close to their families. Not one barked the […]

Eva Fogelman
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Psychologist debunks myths about children of survivors

Meeting Eva Fogelman, a worldclass authority on the psychological effects of the Holocaust on survivors and their children, in the aftermath of the Pittsburgh massacre might have been a somber affair. Instead, more than 125 Montrealers, mostly second generation of survivor families and survivors who grew up amid a legacy […]

Jazz Fest reveals vibrant, friendly, historic town
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Jazz Fest reveals vibrant, friendly, historic town

The festival mandate is a showcase for the bold and the new.

Bach Festival features choirs, Goldberg variations, B-Minor mass
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Bach Festival features choirs, Goldberg variations, B-Minor mass

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach – orderly and structured, yet so varied and nuanced – reflects the values and ethos of the Baroque era. His work continues to fascinate and illuminate, 268 years after his death, which is why the Montreal Bach Festival, founded in 2005, has become an […]

Ometz agency trains caregivers, making them highly employable
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Ometz agency trains caregivers, making them highly employable

“It’s often a new chapter in their lives.”

Radical Rest Homes on the agenda
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Radical Rest Homes on the agenda

For many boomers, the model of the senior home today does not coincide with their 1960s ethos.

Agora de la Danse showcases new work
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Agora de la Danse showcases new work

Contemporary dance is an area of creative culture in which Montreal has won a world reputation for leadership and excellence.

Award-winning play The Children comes to Centaur
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Award-winning play The Children comes to Centaur

The hit play called The Children made such an impact when first performed in London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2016 that the next year it went straight to Broadway – with its original cast.

The love of being a student: the story of Irene Steiner
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The love of being a student: the story of Irene Steiner

It’s never too late to return to school – especially when your formative years have been shattered by displacement, living as a Jew in central Europe during World War II