I had a question a while back about two contemporary Jewish figures that got closed for being about Jews not Judaism (Did R Aaron Feldman and R Lichtenstein ever meet before the latter's death?)
That's understandable, but I'm curious if someone can articulate this rule more generally. For example "did Rashi and the Rambam ever meet" has nothing explicitly to do with Judaism, but it seems funny to say that it is unrelated to Judaism. Similarly, "who was the Rebbe of R Aaron Kotler" eg seems like a biographical question, but it seems odd to say it doesn't regard Judaism when it could have a huge impact on the history of halacha and hashkafa in America. Does the site have an explicit policy regarding biographical questions related to figures unquestionably associated with Judaism, in aspects of their lives that relate to their involvement in Judaism?
Another way of asking the question might be: when are questions about the lives of notable figures in Jewish religious history also questions about the history of Judaism itself, and therefore on-topic? Does it matter if something would be obvious interest to all religious Jews by virtue of their interest in Judaism?
(Alternatively, my proposal would be to explicitly permit questions regarding figures who are notable within Judaism as regards parts of their lives or biographies that relate to their involvement with Judaism.)