A German-Israeli love story

Author and journalist Katharina Hoeftmann opens up about leaving Germany and raising her Jewish family in Tel Aviv.

July 20, 2016 15:05

The result of a life-changing meeting in Goa, India: Katharina Hoeftmann with husband Nahum and son Ari. (photo credit: THORE SCHROEDER)

Katharina Hoeftmann’s cats followed us up to the balcony of her Dizengoff Street flat for our interview, curious to hear her story, too.

The questionable Jewish identity of her cats was the subject of a scene in her book Guten Morgen Tel Aviv, in which she debates with an Israeli supermarket cashier the necessity of kosher-for-Passover cat food.


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