Google Fixes Answer For When Rosh Hashanah Starts

Sep 28, 2011 • 8:43 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google Rosh Hashanah LogoLast week, there was a complaint in the Google Web Search Help forum that Google's answer to the question [When is Rosh Hashanah in 2011] was wrong.

The user said:

Google in nice enough to give the answer "Rosh Hashana is on Thursday, September 29, 2011"

where is google getting their info from? are they making it up? any one of the results on the page shows clearly that it start on Sept 28th!!!

Truth is, the first "day" of Rosh Hashanah is September 29th but the new Jewish day starts at night - so the answer should be the first night of of Rosh Hashanah is September 28th.

Google listened and updated the result to read, "Rosh Hashanah starts at sunset on Wednesday, September 28, 2011."

Here is a picture:

Google Rosh Hashanah Answer

Albert from Google replied to the thread saying:

Thanks for the clarification on Jewish holidays! We'll be including a disclaimer saying that it begins at sundown of the previous day when we deliver dates for these days. Should be pushed out in the not-too-distant future.

Very quick indeed and glad Google got this up so fast.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

Marc

09/28/2011 03:16 pm

I guess they need a few more Jews at the Plex. I'm free, it's only a 2 hour drive....

Stupidscript

09/28/2011 08:32 pm

Thank God they fixed this! One can only imagine how many people would have been late for the start of the celebration, had not the correction been made in time! Whew! Wow! What a load off! Am I ever glad! Thank you, Google! Seriously! Amazing story! More like this, please! Outstanding! In other news ... several Googlers had meatloaf for lunch, Tuesday. Useful info? You decide.

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