Dauster has written Wikipedia entries for each of the Torah's 54 chapters - or parsha - and he constantly updates them with new information and insight.
"It's like peeling off an onion," Dauster said. "There's always going to be more out there."
It's a process not dissimilar to crafting legislation on Capitol Hill.
"Sometimes the rabbi will be like, 'We're going to look at Exodus 15, verse 3, and talk about that for an hour, and what does that mean?'" Jones said of their study group. "That's what you end up doing up here (at the Senate), is fighting over 'mays' versus 'shalls' and things like that."
The Wikipedia entries are not just simple summaries, but analyses and interpretations informed by years of research.
"This is an impressive scholarly achievement," said Richard Sugarman, a professor of religion and Jewish philosophy at the University of Vermont, of Dauster's Wikipedia oeuvre. "It provides an excellent, comprehensive foundation for studying the parashot (plural of parsha). It presents (a) broad, yet detailed overview. It shows evidence of serious scholarship and erudition. It can be used as a springboard for studying the Torah."
Dauster cites from not just the Torah itself, but also the Talmud, Midrash, Mishnah, and Haftarah, all traditional commentaries or companions to the Torah.
"My wife has been kind enough to let me get several Talmuds, so I have it in four different translations," Dauster said.
The Talmud, often referred to as the oral tradition of the Torah, is a lengthy work, or, as Dauster calls it, "a big enterprise." One of the versions Dauster owns contains 73 encyclopedia-sized volumes.