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While there's no proof or evidence for the Jewish-Asian affinity, and no one seems to know the why and what about Jewish men and Asian women, many acknowledge that it exists.

Kim, 43, an associate professor of sociology, and Leavitt, 47, an associate dean of students at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, started to wonder whether marriages between Jews and Asians were becoming a trend, and if so what draws these couples together — and how do they decide how to raise their children given racial, ethnic and sometimes religious differences?

You know what I mean; it's like the talk bubble in a cartoon.

Let's say you're out alone one summer night and you pop into a sushi bar.

When Noah Leavitt and Helen Kim first met and started dating in graduate school in 1997, they didn’t know many other couples that looked like them.

Fast forward a decade, and the Jewish-American Leavitt and the Korean-American Kim, by then married and soon to become parents to the first of their two children, started to notice that not a week went by without at least one Asian-Jewish couple appearing in the New York Times wedding announcements section.

As academics, they also noticed that there was a complete absence of exploration of the subject of Jewish-Asian couples despite there already being a significant amount of sociological literature on intermarriage in general.

“It’s common in the field of sociology to study people like yourself.

Significantly, they delve into what all this means for the American Jewish community as a whole.