A. Actually it is. The Jews rested / camped in 42 places on their way from the Exodus to the Land of Israel. Also, one of our prayers, “Ana B’Koach” said on Friday Night, has mystical background, and is comprised of exactly 42 words. With all due respect to Jackie Robinson, and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the number 42 has Kabbalistical significance.