It is commonly acknowledged that Jews contributed monotheism to the world. That may be, but the truth is Jews contributed something even more important than that.
Philosophers have described God as an invincible and perfect being, but Jews came and introduced a new idea: God cares.
Nothing forced God to create the world. He created it because he wants something. That’s why he cares. Knowing this is vital. God cares deeply what happens in this world, after all, it’s his world.