Daniel Galay was born in Buenos Aires, in 1945. At an early age he started writing poetry and short stories in Yiddish and Spanish and in 1960 he received a prize from the Jewish World Congress for his story “Okser Nar”.
He lives in Israel and writes poetry, playwrights and texts for music-theater in Hebrew and Yiddish, and libretti for operas. In year 1990 he was co-founder and editor member of the Yiddish Literature Publication “Naye Vegn” that in 1997 received the Shayber Literature Prize from Beyt Schalom-Aleichem. Naye Vegn appeared yearly and brought literature works in prose, poetry and dramaturgy of a new generation of Yiddish writers.
Since 2001 he is Chairman of the Association of Yiddish writers and Journalists in Israel, the Israeli Center for Yiddish Culture and the H. Leyvik Publishing House.