Bill Dauster, who wrote the summaries and questions for the Torah readings, is a lawyer, economist, and speechwriter who has served on United States Senate and White House staffs since 1986, and currently works as deputy chief of staff for policy for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Dauster studies Torah at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, Maryland. He writes the "Weekly Torah portion" section at Portal:Judaism on Wikipedia and since October 2005, has written and expanded Wikipedia articles on each of the 54 weekly Torah portions.