The Early Years
During his early years, Reb Aharon had very little contact with the outside world. He grew in Torah and Avodas Hashem (serving Hashem) with purity and holiness. Even those few who did have contact with him were unable to grasp the lofty thoughts that flowed from his exceptional mind. Although he was fluent in all aspects of Torah, he rarely flaunted his greatness in learning. On the occasions that he did hint of his understanding, even the greatest Jewish leaders of the day were stunned at the depth of his knowledge.