In Leviticus 20:14, it states that a man who has relations with a woman and also with her mother is a despicable lech, whose punishment is to be burned to death. This is one of two transgressions which are to be punished by burning to death, the other one is Leviticus 21:9, where the victim is a priest's daughter who chooses to prostitute herself.
Are these laws obsolete? Do any Jews think they should be revived? I ask this because I find it difficult to think of Leviticus law as divinely inspired because of barbarous passages such as this. All of Leviticus 27, for example.
I am aware that Judaism no longer takes these things seriously, nor does it follow these laws, but I have never seen anyone condemn these practices. Does anyone?
I am fluent in Hebrew, and I did a translation of Leviticus here: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Bible_%28Wikisource%29/Leviticus#27._Loans_on_collateral . I wanted to go on and translate the rest of the Hebrew Bible, but the barbaric stuff in Leviticus just left such a terrible taste in my mouth, that I couldn't go on.